Man Dies in Paynesville House Fire


An elderly man has died after a fire broke out at a house in the Neckley Town Community in Paynesville early Tuesday morning.

According to local media reports, firefighters and community residents ran to the scene fully engulfed in flames to help quench the fire, but the elderly man only identified as Joshua got stuck in the flames and was later discovered dead after burning to ashes.


The wife of the deceased is said to be undergoing treatment at the ELWA Hospital in Paynesville due to injuries sustained from the fire.

The cause of the fire is yet unknown, as investigation to establish the cause of the fire is said to be ongoing.