Suspected gas explosion kills family

Four people were on Friday killed in what appears to be a gas explosion at a house in Pretoria.

EWN.

PRETORIA - Four people were on Friday killed in what appears to be a gas explosion at a house in Eersterust, Pretoria.

Two adults and a child died on the scene, while another child died in hospital.

Tshwane Emergency Services spokesman Johan Pieterse said they responded to calls about a house fire.

"Most of the roof was blown off and immediately, we knew it might have been related to gas leaks that occurred in the house.

"That will be investigated by the fire and safety officers."

Pieterse also cautioned people who use gas appliances to ensure they are in proper working order.

"Make sure these items are totally leak free."