The body of a corpse that caught fire in East Paarl on Saturday morning has not been damaged, the town of Drakenstein confirmed on Sunday morning.
Spokeswoman Riana Geldenhuys said in an early note that the fire on Saturday morning significantly damaged the vehicle and also burned the body of the person inside.
In a renewed appearance on Sunday, he said the burialist confirmed that the body had not been burned before it was reported.
All indications are that the fire caused serious damage to a grave and the coffin he was carrying in East Paarl … the body of the coffin was also damaged, since the undertaker confirmed to Drakenstein Municipality that this was not the case.
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Drakenstein City Fire Department was alerted at 8:14 a.m. Saturday about a vehicle that was burning on Broadway Street.
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Firefighters attended and managed to put out the fire.
Geldenhuys then said he was not injured, and that the cause of the fire would be under police investigation.
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