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Children killed in Bekkersdal shack fire to be remembered at memorial

According to police, their mother was sleeping in a separate room with her youngest child when the fire erupted.

Three children were killed during a shack fire in Bekkersdal, Westonaria. The remains of the shack is pictured on 30 May 2018. Picture: Thando Kubheka/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - A memorial service for the three children who died in a shack fire at the Spooktown informal settlement in Bekkersdal will be held on Wednesday.

According to police, their mother was sleeping in a separate room with her youngest child when the fire erupted.

Two of the children died on the scene while the third died at a hospital. The children were between the ages of two and 11.

The police’s Linkie Lefokane said: “The memorial will be held at the Methodist church in Bekkersdale at 12pm.”

VIDEO: 3 children killed in shack fire in Bekkersdal

(Edited by Shimoney Regter)