George shack fire claims two lives

On Friday, two children were killed in a shack fire in George, Western Cape police said.

The remains of the shack where two kids burnt to death in Soweto, in 2010. Picture: Tshepo Lesole/Eyewitness News

CAPE TOWN - On Friday, two children were killed in a shack fire in George, Western Cape police said.

There is speculation the children, aged four and 11, were not supervised when the shack caught fire, director of planning and housing in the municipality Steven Erasmus said.

A police investigation is underway to determine what caused the fire and whether it was a case of negligence, Erasmus said.