Two Sisters Aged 5, 6 Killed In Fire


A RAGING veld fire claimed the lives of two minor sisters who were burnt inside a farm house that caught fire on Thursday afternoon.

The deceased were identified as Grace (5) and Polite (6) Musiiwa of St  Michael's Primary School, Ward 3 in Hurungwe East constituency.

Police confirmed the incident.

Said Hurungwe police superintendent (Crime and Operations), Simbarashe Zvidzai, "Yes, l can confirm a very sad incident of a fatal veld fire 

outbreak at St Michael's Primary School in Karoi, where two girls aged five and six lost their lives."

Sources told NewsAnchor the deceased's father Isiah Zanorashe Musiiwa (39), who is a teacher, left the children unattended at home while he proceeded to the family garden at around 4pm.

All of a sudden, a veld fire approached and and consuming flames engulfed Musiiwa's thatched house in which Grace and Polite were in.

Sources said efforts to rescue the minor children were fruitless, resulting in them being burnt beyond recognition.

Police attended the scene and conveyed the remains to Karoi district hospital.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation. The wild veld fire reduced to the ground the property.

Three teachers, who were sharing the old farm house, lost all their household property in the blaze.

These are Joseph Mazarura, Levison Chenjerai and Musiiwa who is reportedly receiving psycho-social support following the fatal incident.

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