Death of three siblings in shack fire sparks safety talks

Three young children died in a shack fire in Snake Park, Soweto in the early hours of Wednesday morning.

The siblings were between the ages of 11 months and five years.

It’s not clear what sparked the fire and forensic pathologists and emergency services officials are investigating, reports EWN's Masego Rahlaga.

The mother and father suffered burn wounds and were taken for medical treatment, she explains.

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At the same time entrepreneurs are continuing to develop social improvement projects that help reduce the number of devastating shack fires.

The Khusela ikhaya Project is an initiative run by Transception, which provides fire retardant paints for informal settlements.

Our paint slows down the spread of fire and forms a barrier.

Justin Zietsman, CEO of Transception

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