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Tragic Fire in Laudium Settlement: Sisters Arrested Over the Deaths of Five Children

Published September 21, 2023
8 months ago

In an unfortunate incident, Gauteng police have confirmed the arrest of two sisters in connection with the heart-wrenching deaths of five children in Laudium, an area located west of Pretoria. The hapless children sadly lost their lives after a fire broke out at the Itireleng informal settlement on the early hours of last Sunday morning.

The victims of this dreadful incident included three boys aged 2, 4 and 6, and two young girls, aged 17 months and 7 years, who were all burnt beyond recognition. Police spokesperson, Dimakatso Nevhuhulwi, corroborated to Jacaranda FM that the two sisters are now facing charges of culpable homicide related to this disastrous event.

It is believed that on the night of the disaster, both suspects allegedly left the kids without any adult supervision as they visited a local tavern. The specific circumstances that led to the outbreak of the fire are still under comprehensive investigation.

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