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16 October 2011

Cape Town police investigate deadly fire

Western Cape police are investigating the cause of a deadly fire in Nyanga.

Three young children were killed when their home caught a light on Saturday night.

Their 82-year-old grandmother said she tried to put out the blaze with sand and water but it was too late.

The children's charred bodies were found in a burnt cupboard still holding one another.

Police spokesperson Andre Traut said, “Death inquest case dockets have been opened and they are being investigated. The cause of the fire is yet to be established.”