Four family members die in shack fire, Augrabies

South African Police Service

Four family members die in shack fire, Augrabies
Four family members die in shack fire, Augrabies

Augrabies police have opened an inquest docket into the death of four family members, who were killed when the shack in which they were residing in was gutted in fire. A woman, who is believed to be in her 50’s and her children, aged between 1 and 8 were declared dead on the scene, after the police and community members extinguished the fire.

The incident occurred in the early hours of Sunday, 13 December 2020, at approximately 01:00.

A man, who is believed to be the husband and the father of deceased family, was transported to the hospital, for medical treatment after sustaining burn wound injuries.

The investigation continues.

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