Mom and three kids die in Khayelitsha fire

Three children and an adult died in a fire in Hlomela Street in Town Two, Khayelitsha, this morning.

Another person sustained injuries and was transported to hospital.

The fire department dispatched three vehicles and 14 staff members to the scene.

Fire and rescue spokesperson, Jermaine Carelse, said, “The fire was extinguished at 5.20am. One adult male, two female minors and one adult male minor passed away as a result of smoke inhalation.”

The cause of the fire is unknown at this stage.