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Inquest opened after 85-year-old Butterworth woman dies in house fire

Nov 7, 2018
Inquest opened after 85-year-old Butterworth woman dies in house fire

Butterworth police are investigating an inquest docket following the tragic death of an elderly woman.

"It is alleged that 85-year-old granny, who was staying alone was busy cooking food on Tuesday, at about 22:30, at Mthulu Locality, Thongwana Village, Butterworth," said police spokesperson, Captain Jackson Manatha.

"The house of the granny was later seen in flames by members of the community.

"The granny died in her house."

He said that the cause of the fire has not yet been established.

"The identity of the deceased is still being withheld until all her relatives are notified of her death."

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