Girl, 12, dies in fire near Inanda

Girl, 12, dies in fire near Inanda

A 12-year-old girl has lost her life following an outbreak of a fire at an informal settlement at Bester, near Inanda township outside Durban.


There is no indication at this point what started the fire late last night that saw a number of homes burn down.

Firefighters managed to contain the blaze with paramedics also responding to the informal settlements.

KZN EMS's Rob McKenzie says there was nothing that could be done to save the girl due to the extent of her burns.

"Paramedics from KZN EMS sadly declared the little girl dead at the scene. The exact cause of the accident is unknown at this stage and police are investigating," he said. 

(File photo)


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