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Last modified: 04 Apr 2017
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Mom loses baby in Ocean View fire

03 April 2017

Kouga Executive Mayor Elza van Lingen would like to pass a message of condolences to the mother and family of the child that burnt to death in a fire at Ocean View over the weekend.

The cause of the fire, leading to the death of the 20-month old, is unknown at this stage.

The fire destroyed three houses at the informal settlement at Ocean View on Saturday afternoon.

"Our fire department responded immediately to the call and managed to contain the fire from spreading to other structures. Unfortunately nothing could be done to save the house where the little one was, as the fire had already destroyed the structure. 

"No mother deserves to lose their child in such a cruel fashion and our thoughts and prayers go out to the family in this time of distress," said Van Lingen