Rorisang Kgosana
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29 Nov 2015
10:33 am

Pretoria couple burnt beyond recognition

Rorisang Kgosana

The cause of the fire is suspected to be a candle that was left unattended.

A couple was burnt beyond recognition in their Cullinan shack on Friday evening.

Police spokesperson Constable Connie Mohanedi said a 46-year-old woman and her boyfriend aged around 50 were burnt in a shack of the informal Refilwe settlement, in the east of Pretoria, the Pretoria East Rekord reported..

“An eyewitness, who is also a tenant in the yard, confirmed that he last saw the couple around 20:00,” Mohanedi said.

The witness was awakened by screams for help around 23:00, she said.

“He also alleged the fire might have been caused by a candle that was left unattended.”

No foul play was suspected and investigations continue, Mohanedi said.

-Caxton News Service