SAPS New Brighton are investigating an inquest after a shack fire claimed the lives of two children on Thursday morning, 15 July 2021.
It is alleged that at approximately 08:45 in Noxolo Street, New Brighton, the mother (36) who stays in a shack next to the main house with her two daughters, aged 18 and 12 years, went to the neighbours to charge her cell phone. When she returned to the shack she noticed the fire but was unable to enter the shack or to reach her children. Both children passed away in the fire. The cause of the fire is unknown and the investigation is still ongoing.