JUST IN- 3 CHILDREN DIE IN BEKKERSDAL SHACK FIRE

JOHANNESBURG- Police have confirmed that three children have been confirmed to have died in a shack fire on Tuesday night.

The shack the children they were sleeping in caught alight and the incident happened at Spooktown informal settlement in Bekkersdal.

The three children were aged between 2 and 11.

The police report said the mother was sleeping in a separate room with her youngest child when the fire begun. The mother managed to escape from the burning shack.

The two children were found died in the shack, while the third child died on the way to the Bekkersdal EMS. Police said they have now opened an inquest to the incident.

Photo Credit- EWN

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