Three children dead in Bekkersdal shack fire

Police are investigating the cause of a shack fire which killed three children at the Spooktown informal settlement in Bekkersdal on Tuesday.

The children, aged between 2 and 11, were sleeping when the structure caught alight.

The father was walking back from a friend's home when he tried to save the children. The mother has been hospitalised after sustaining burn wounds on her legs.

Eyewitness News reporter Thando Kubheka visited the family to whom community members offered their condolences.

I visited the family,when I got there community members were outside to console the family.

Thando Kubheka, Eyewitness News reporter

WATCH: Three children killed in shack fire in Bekkersdal

Speaking to the community members, visibly distraught, some of them were even angry at what has happened, talking about the lack of service delivery in the area that has forced them to live under such conditions.

Thando Kubheka, Eyewitness News reporter

I spoke to the father who was very emotional and relived losing his three children in the fire.

Thando Kubheka, Eyewitness News reporter

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