Eight die in shack fire

A man is in a critical condition in hospital after his shack caught alight, killing eight members of his family, Mpumalanga police said yesterday.

A man is in a critical condition in hospital after his shack caught alight, killing eight members of his family, Mpumalanga police said yesterday.

Inspector Thabiso Ncongwane said a neighbour saw a "growing light" coming from her neighbour's shack in New Ermelo, near Piet Retief, on Monday night.

"Upon arrival at William Mnlotsana's shack she saw that it was on fire and that the gate was locked," he said. - Sapa

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