3 children die in shack fire

Paramedics confirmed two boys and a girl between the ages of seven and eleven died in the fire.

FILE: Paramedics confirmed two boys and a girl between the ages of seven and eleven died in the fire. Picture: Thando Kubheka/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - A total of three children were killed in a shack fire in the Snake Park informal settlement in Kroonstad.

Paramedics confirmed two boys and a girl between the ages of seven and eleven died in the fire believed to have been started by a primus stove.

No-one else was injured.

Netcare 911's Chris Botha said paramedics found the shack engulfed in flames when they arrived on the scene.

"The three children died because of the extensive injuries they sustained."