3 burnt to death in veld fire

  3 burnt to death in veld fire

1 September 2009

published by www.zimtownship.com


Zimbabwe — Three people were burnt to death while property worth thousands of dollars was destroyed when a veld fire broke out in Acturus, near Harare, yesterday.

Three people were burnt to death while property worth thousands of dollars was destroyed when a veld fire broke out in Acturus, near Harare, yesterday.

A gloomy atmosphere has engulfed the community in Acturus after a veldt fire claimed three lives in separate incidents.

ZBC News managed to visit one of the bereaved families who lost a four year old child who was burnt to death after seeking refuge in a hut.

Her sister who tried to help was seriously burnt and is currently admitted at Parirenyatwa Hospital.

Ambuya Pelagia Chorani and her daughter Evelyn Devarias were still in a state of shock after losing a child and their home.

Two children who watched in horror as the sad incident was unfolding are also still in a state of shock.

Two other families also lost all their household property after the houses and huts were reduced to rubble by the rampaging fire.

The veld fire is suspected to have been started by some people who were hunting with the aid of fire.

When ZBC News visited the scene there were still traces of fire with some individuals helplessly trying to fight the flames.


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