Two killed in Philippi fire

Two people died in a fire in Boom Street, Philippi, last night.

The City’s Fire and Rescue Service was called to the scene. They found a double storey house on fire with the room and its first floor already carved in.

Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson, Jermaine Carelse, said: “The initial search of the property led to the discovery of two bodies burnt beyond recognition.”

The South Africa Police Service (SAPS) dog unit was requested to search the property further.

The fire was extinguished and the scene was handed over to the SAPS’s forensic department. 

Two people are still unaccounted for.