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Two children die in house fire in Cape Town

A house fire in Cape Town’s Bishop Lavis has killed two children on Friday 6th May.

According to the City of Cape Town’s Fire and Rescue Services spokesperson, Jermaine Carelse, firefighters were alerted to the fire just before midnight on Thursday evening.

He said: “When crews from Belhar and Epping arrived on the scene, they were informed that two people were believed to be inside the house.

“As firefighting and search and rescue operations continued, the bodies of the two boys, aged 4 and 7 years old, were found. Crews managed to contain and extinguish the fire just before 12.40am. The cause of the fire is unknown and the scene was handed over to the SAPS.”

Provincial police spokesperson Warrant Officer Joseph Swartbooi confirmed the incident. He said police members from Bishop Lavis police station were called to the scene where they notified fire and rescue services. Swartbooi said: “When the fire was extinguished and the crime scene investigators started their investigation, they discovered the bodies of two minors who were fatally injured.

“The victims were declared deceased on the scene by the medical personnel. Bishop Lavis police registered an inquest for further investigation.”

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