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18 July 2011

Toddler burns to death in Cape fire

Cape Town - A 2-year-old girl died in a fire at a house in Paarl, Western Cape police said on Monday.

The fire started at 02:30 at a shack in Mbekweni, a township on the outskirts of Paarl, Lieutenant Colonel André Traut said.

The fire spread to a house next door, where a girl was burned to death while others sustained minor injuries.

Sixteen people were displaced by the fire.

- SAPA/News24