Tragedy As Six-year-old Girl Gets Burnt To Death After Playing With Matches In Deserted Hut
In a tragic development, a six-year-old girl was burnt to death in a deserted hut.
Matabeleland North Police Spokesperson Inspector Glory Banda confirmed the incident which happened in Tsholotsho, Matabeleland North on Saturday to The Chronicle saying;
“We received a report about a child who died when a hut she was playing in caught fire.”
According to the police report, the minor was left with two friends when her guardian was going to the clinic for vaccination.
With no one monitoring them, the children left the house and went to a deserted homestead and started playing there.
The six-year-old girl reportedly left her friends playing outside and got into the deserted hut with a box of matches. She started playing with matches and lit the dry grass which was on the ground causing the whole kitchen to catch fire.
Due to the raging flames, the minor got trapped in the hut and failed to escape.
Her friends tried to shout for help when they saw the fire engulfing the hut, but it was all in vain as no one came to her rescue.
Panicking, two of the girl’s friends ran back home to look for help and they found that her guardian was back. They then returned to save her but it was too late as she was already dead.
In other news, iHarare reported that a drunk Nyamandlovu couple was burnt to death on Friday night after a hut they were sleeping in caught fire.
The deceased were identified as Adelaide Tshuma, 48, and her husband only identified as Sibanda.
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