Two sets of twins burned beyond recognition

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Tebogo Msimanga |

Two sets of twins, aged eight (8) and thirteen (13) were burned to death in the early hour of Monday 04 July, 2022.

Mpumalanga Police spokesperson Brigadier Selvy Mohlala said according to the information at their disposal, the police were called to the scene where a shack was on fire at Marikana Informal Settlement in Hendrina. “On their arrival, they found that it was true and as a result the firefighters where also called to extinguish the fire.Unfortunately two sets of twins (two boys and two girls) were certified dead”.

Mohlala said it is not yet confirmed what might be the cause of the fire but loose cables were visible on the ground, which prompt a suspicion that there may have been an illegal connection of electricity.

“It is further alleged that the 33-year old mother  of the deceased  (undocumented Mozambican National) left them three days ago in the care of their 17 year old brother”. The mother and the 17 year old boy have been taken to hospital in Middelburg as they are in a state of shock.Police have registered an inquest and the investigation is ongoing.

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