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Family of five dies in Lenasia shack fire

Two children and three adults were caught in the blaze during the early hours of this morning.

Picture: Thomas Holder/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - Johannesburg Emergency Services says a family of five has died in a shack fire in Univille, south of Lenasia.

Two children and three adults were caught in the blaze during the early hours of this morning.

It's believed the family was using a coal stove at the time.

Emergency services Says Robert Mulaudzi says, "They were burn beyond recognition and confirmed dead on site. The cause of the fire is believed to be the coal stove which they were using."