Two peope have died and two others were severely injured in a fierce inferno that gutted a teacher’s house to the ground in Kalakamati village on Friday morning.
Sleeping in the two bed -roomed house was the Kalamati Primary schoolteacher, her mother, her two children and her 10-year-old relative.
At around 2 am, Tshweneng ward community woke up to piercing screams of frightened occupants of the burning house and immediately started putting out the fire, although too much damage was already done.
Police are yet to figure out the cause of the fire. Detective Assistant Superintendent Obakeng Manewe told The Voice in an interview that they got the report of a burning house in the early morning hours of Friday.
“All the people in the house were taken to Masunga hospital where the 74-year-old woman [mother to the teacher] was certified dead on arrival and the 19- year-old girl [teacher’s daughter] was referred to Nyangabgwe hospital where she later succumbed to her injuries.
The 51- year -old teacher and her 13 -year -old child are still fighting for their lives Masunga hospital while the 10- year old relative was discharged as he escaped unscathed.
“Although we have not yet put an amount to the damaged property, we can confirm that nothing was retrieved from the sitting room where the fire seems to have emanated and the ceiling was badly burnt,” Manewe said.