A man and three daughters die in a fire
By Lelethu Mquqo
15 March 2011
A man and his three daughters died when a fire broke in a garage of a house in Highlands, Johannesburg.
The fire reportedly broke out around 5am this morning when the family of five was still sleeping.
The cause of the fire is not yet known and remains the subject of police investigation.
When ER24 paramedics arrived at the scene, the mother, who was the only survivor, was in a state of emotional shock.
Paramedics declared the four victims deceased at the scene.
The little girls, who appeared to be between the ages of 3 and 6 years old, are believed to have died due to smoke inhalation.