Benoni toddler killed in shack fire

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JOHANNESBURG, May 24 – A toddler has been killed in a shack fire in the Benoni agricultural holdings, paramedics said on Thursday.

ER24 spokesperson Annine Siddall said when paramedics arrived at around 7 am, they found that the boy had sustained fatal burn wounds.

“Unfortunately, he was declared dead by ER24 medics in the room of the shack that caught alight. The toddler’s sister, a girl believed to be 12-years-old, did not sustain any injuries in the fire.”

Local authorities will be investigating further.

– African News Agency (ANA)