Five people have lost their lives in a house fire in the Willowton area of Pitermaritzburg.
Paramedics from ER24 and local emergency services, including Pietermaritzburg Fire Department attended the house fire in Larch Road, Willowton during the early hours of this morning.
Shortly after 3am emergency services arrived on the scene. The local Fire Department extinguished the fire. They found five people inside the house and brought them outside. Three adults and two people, believed to be children, were found with fatal injuries.
Unfortunately there was nothing that could be done for them and they were declared dead on scene.
The exact circumstances surrounding the incident will be investigated by the local authorities.
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