4 folks, together with two kids, died in a fireplace in Newlands West, Durban, on Sunday morning after their home caught alight.
In keeping with Life Response’s Leon Fourie, paramedics had been dispatched to a structural hearth at four.30am with studies that folks had been trapped inside.
Once they arrived, the eThekwini hearth division had already extinguished the blaze.
“Sadly, the fireplace took the lifetime of a two-year-old boy, a five-year-old lady, a 24-year-old feminine and a 38-year-old male,” mentioned Fourie.
“SAPS search and rescue and SAPS K9 search and rescue had been referred to as out to recuperate the burnt our bodies from the dwelling,” he mentioned.
Fourie mentioned the reason for the fireplace was nonetheless unknown and that police had been investigating.