Three people, including a child, died when their Gqeberha home was engulfed by flames early on Sunday morning while they were sleeping.
THE THREE WERE TRAPPED INSIDE THE HOUSE
Eastern Cape police said one of the occupants was woken up by her aunt screaming for help just after midnight.
“As she approached her aunt’s room, she noticed smoke emanating from the room. The woman and three other occupants ran outside and called for help. The neighbours attempted to extinguish the fire but were unsuccessful,” said police said.
POLICE ARE INVESTIGATING THE CAUSE OF THE FIRE
The cause of the fire is unknown, and a police inquest is underway.
Know what to do if a fire occured:
Display your local Fire Department telephone number near the phone then learn itCrawl low in smokeNever open a door that is hot to the touchWake everybody in the houseIf your clothing catches fire – STOP, DROP, ROLLHave a safe place to meet out of the houseNever re-enter the house for pets or personal belongingsTackle the fire if it is safe to do so
Earlier this month, a mother, father, and child, was burnt to death in a HORRIFIC accident in Kimberley.
TWO VEHICLES COLLIDED HEAD-ON
According to Emer-G-Med spokesperson Kyle van Reenen, the accident happened along Smidtsdrift Road.
“Paramedics arrived on the scene at approximately 23h00 to find two light motor vehicles had collided head-on, along Smidtsdrift Road,” he said.
ONE OF THE VEHICLES BURST INTO FLAMES ON IMPACT
Van Reenen said one of the vehicles burst into flames on impact, and sadly the occupants, a mother, father, and child, were burnt to death.
“Two occupants from the second vehicle sustained moderate injuries and were treated and stabilized on the scene before being taken to a hospital by ambulance for further care,” Van Reenen said.
He added that the South African Police Services were in attendance and will be investigating accordingly.
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