Mom and child killed in house fire

Johannesburg - A mother and child were killed in a house fire on a Limpopo farm on Thursday morning, paramedics said.

"Four people were in the house when the fire broke out - a family of three as well as a bystander that went into the house to try and help. A mother as well as her child was sadly killed in the fire and the other two victims sustained moderate to serious injuries," said ER24 spokesperson Pieter Rossouw.

He did not know the ages of the mother and child.

The blaze broke out on a farm just outside Letsitele in the early hours of the morning.

The two people who were injured were taken to Letaba provincial hospital for treatment.