Monday, May 15, 2006

Cape girl dies in container blaze

A toddler, two, narrowly escaped death, but his 13-year-old sister was killed when the container they lived in at Stellenbosch burnt out on Sunday. The children lived alone in one of eight units in a large shipping container on Green Oaks Farm near the new cemetery in Jamestown, on the R44 to the Strand.

Firemen found the structure already in flames when they arrived. The girl was found dead inside and the toddler was rescued. Fire chief Tasso Steyn said the most likely cause of the fire was a candle falling over. Cape Times

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