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Three people die in Palmietfontein house fire, police suspect foul play

Nov 8, 2019
Three people die in Palmietfontein house fire, police suspect foul play

Palmietfontein - Police at Palmietfontein, outside Sterkspruit, are investigating a murder and arson following the death of three people early on Thursday morning in a house fire at Walaza A/A, Morifi location.

"At the said time, a neigbour went out to relieve himself when he noticed the fire in the two-room flat and alerted the community and the SAPS," said Capt Ursula Roelofse.

"The three people - a male aged 50;  a female aged 41, and a boy, aged 16 years old, all passed in the home due to the fire."

She said that the SAPS also opened a murder case after an empty container of petrol was found near the crime scene.

"The suspects in this case are unknown at this stage," Capt Roelofse said.

"All the different SAPS roleplayers were called to assist with the investigation.

"If any person can assist with information that can help solve this case, they must please contact the investigating officer D Cst Kutwana on 078 78 78 349."

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