Two girls lost their lives in a fire, police investigate an inquest
Police in Mpumalanga are investigating an inquest case following an incident where two young girls, aged seven and eight were burnt to death. The sad incident occurred in the evening of yesterday, Friday 16 April 2021 at Masoyi near White River.
According to information at police disposal, on the said day the two children who are cousins were asleep in the house at Jerusalem whilst their parents were away. Their uncle who also stays in the same house was visiting neighbours at the time and it is said that he was notified by one of the neighbours that a spotlight at the house, where the children were asleep was off.
He then went to investigate and on his arrival, he realised that the bedroom where the girls were was on fire. He then called other neighbours to assist extinguish the fire, however, the flames were too intense and the girls unfortunately perished in the fire.