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Two 5-year olds burnt to death

by Staff Reporter
26 Dec 2016 at 16:12hrs | Views
Two five-year old children were burnt and killed and four adults sustained serious burns after a fire broke out at their home in Epworth's Overspill area on Christmas.

The family had gathered for Christmas Day celebrations when the incident occurred.

A fire for cooking had been lit inside the house and outside was a gas stove, generator and three vehicles including a kombi with two drums of fuel.

As they tried to fill the generator with fuel from one of the containers, the fire broke out killing the children who were sitting on the veranda and injuring the adults.

All the three vehicles were also burnt.

Chief Superintendent Nyathi confirmed the incident and appealed to the public not to store petrol in containers and to be cautious as they celebrate this festive season.

The injured were taken to Parirenyatwa hospital where they were said to be in critical condition.

Police also reported that three elephants were killed by poachers at Hwange National Park last week and had their tusks removed by the suspects.

Police are appealing for anyone with information in connection with the whereabouts of the suspects to contact the nearest police station.

Source - zbc