Two sets of twins left in the care of their 17-year-old brother died in a cottage fire in Hendrina, near Ermelo in Mpumalanga on Monday morning.
Police spokesman Brig Selvy Mohlala said police had it been called the site where a shack was burning in the Marikana informal settlement in Hendrina and found the twins, aged eight and 13, burned beyond recognition.
Mohlala said it was still not confirmed what caused the fire, but power cords visible on the ground raised suspicion of an illegal power connection. year-old brother three days ago.
“When the fire broke out, the brother tried to save his siblings but could not because the fire was already at an advanced stage. The mother and the 17-year-old boy were taken to the hospital in Middelburg in a state of shock,” said Mohlala.
He said the police had registered an investigation and the investigation was ongoing.
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