Tragedy as family dies in Methodist church fire in Eastern Cape

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact the police. Stock photo.
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A couple and their three children‚ aged between 3 and 11‚ have been found dead after a fire in a Methodist church mission house in the Eastern Cape.

Brig Tembinkosi Kinana said detectives are investigating.

A resident alerted officers to the fire in Askeaton‚ near Cala‚ on Thursday night.

Police and firefighters responded‚ but the home had burnt down.

“Only one person‚ believed to be a domestic worker aged 28‚ was rescued. She was rushed to a nearby hospital for medical care.

“The deceased are a husband and wife aged 29 and 46‚ and their children‚ a girl and two boys.”

An inquest docket has been opened.

Anyone with information regarding the cause of the fire is asked to contact the Cala police station on 047-877-0132 or Crime Stop on 08600-10111. Tip-offs can also be submitted using the MySAPS app.



Source: ARENA Holdings.