Man dies on his birthday

A 42-year-old man was found dead in a burnt-out caravan at a fishing spot in Marlbank, Vanderbijlpark, yesterday.

A 42-year-old man was found dead in a burnt-out caravan at a fishing spot in Marlbank, Vanderbijlpark, yesterday.

ER24 spokesman Riana Beech said the man's body was found in the still-smouldering caravan at about 10am - the day of his 42nd birthday.

The cause of the fire was unknown.

It is suspected he had taken an overdose of painkillers.

"It is possible that this was a suicide ... but that is pure speculation at this stage," Beech said. Police are investigating. - Sapa

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