Five people killed in fire

Five people, including an infant, died in a fire in Nqabe Street, Joe Slovo Park, this morning.

The City’s Fire and Rescue Service was called out  to the scene in the early hours of the morning.

On arrival, they found a flat on the ground floor on fire. They were informed that there were people inside.

Fire and rescue spokesperson, Jermaine Carelse, said: “The bodies of one adult male and female, two minors and an infant (genders unknown) were discovered inside the flat.”

A fourth child, a boy aged 14, sustained burn wounds to the head and was treated before he was transported to hospital.

The fire was extinguished at 2am and the scene was handed over to the police.