Monday, 01 July 2019

Welkom: Thabong police are investigating an inquest case after an incident where bodies of two brothers,Thabang Mahlatsi (18) and Elvis Mahlatsi (13), were found charred inside their home in Straighting, Thabong; Wlekom, on Saturday; 29 June 2019.

One of the neighbours alleges that they only heard a noise from outside and it was later discovered that the shack was burning and fire personnel were called to the scene. The cause of fire is unknown at this stage.

Some fire prevention tips:

  • Make sure that all stoves are on a stable surface to prevent them from falling over;
  • Make sure all candles are placed in a safe, non-combustible candle holder;
  • Discard cigarettes in a safe container and ensure that they are extinguished;
  • Keep a close eye on paraffin stoves;
  • All open fires must be extinguished before you leave the area or go to sleep;
  • Ensure that there is enough ventilation when cooking food on open flames inside your dwelling; and
  • Never leave a brazier or coal fire burning inside the house overnight as it is a health hazard.