Man burns to death in sugar cane fire

Durban - A man died while burning sugar cane in Tongaat, KwaZulu-Natal, on Wednesday, paramedics said.

"Reports from the scene indicate that the man was part of a team burning sugar cane when he was trapped in the flames," said Netcare 911 spokesperson Chris Botha.

The man sustained 90% burns.

He died at the scene due to his injuries.

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MM 2014-08-14 09:48:23 AM
bugger!! its been pretty windy around here for the past few days.. not really the time to burn anything!!!
Sekhalo Rudeboy 2014-08-14 10:00:08 AM
This time of fire,must be alert at all time.
James Andrew Holeson 2014-08-14 10:30:26 AM
Schweeeet. Sorry, poor attempt at humour. Just trying to put a smile on someone's face today in this otherwise cruel world...
Dan Danukdhari 2014-08-14 10:30:32 AM
May his Soul rest in peace
Genet Joobs 2014-08-14 01:13:52 PM
RIP - must have been a horrible death. I don't know why cane farmers burn their cane, for heaven's sake. It kills so many wild animals and snakes, sends smoke and trash everywhere, If they cut the cane and trashed it it would be better for the land, as the trash can be used as a compost.