Two young men aged 18 and 21 died in a house fire at Pine Ridge near Witbank, on Monday.
According to eye witnesses there was a power outage for a short while and when it (power) came back on, they saw smoke and fire coming out of the house. Several community members rushed to the house in attempt to extinguish the fire and managed to rescue the mother but the strong blaze unfortunately claimed the lives of the young men who were trapped inside.
The victims were both grade 12 learners at Pine Ridge Combined School. The mother is currently fighting for her life in hospital.
The police have in the meantime registered an inquest docket as a result of the death of the two victims. The cause of the fire will be investigated by team of 9 specialists. The police will in the meantime await the outcome of the investigation.