Baby and toddler perish in blaze

Police have arrested a 30-year-old man in connection with the death of two girls, aged six months and three years old, who died when a wendy house in Flamingo Crescent, Colorado Park, went up in flames around 2.45am yesterday, Tuesday June 12.

It is believed that the children had been left alone at home and Lentegeur police are investing a case of child neglect.

The cause of the fire has not yet been determined and the man is expected to appear in court today, Wednesday June 13.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact the investigating officer, Detective Sergeant Francois Jordaan of Lentegeur Serious and Violent Crime Investigation Department, at 076 250 5246 or Crime Stop on 08600 10111.