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2 Found dead in granny flat

2 Found dead in granny flat
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MOSSEL BAY NEWS - A man and a woman were found dead in the granny flat in which they lived in Mossel Bay on Monday, 17 April.
The bodies of Henry Mungelezi Gama (40) and Vaileti Jambukani (32) were discovered by the owner of the premises at 51 Church Street at 09:05 on Monday. The owner of the property broke the window of the door after he called for them and there was no reply.
Inside the granny flat a gas bottle was found that possibly could not close properly as well as a black cast iron utensil with coals inside.
It is suspected Gama and Jambukani might have been overwhelmed by gas fumes. Both were from Malawi. It is not clear when the two died because the property owner saw them last on Saturday, 15 April before he left for Vleesbaai, before discovering the bodies on the Monday.
The case is being investigated by Wo Erard Briel of the Mossel Bay Police Station investigations unit.
More information to follow as it becomes available.
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15:04 (GMT+2), Mon, 17 April 2017
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2 months ago
Sadly, this has happened many times, and is caused by ignorance of the dangers of fire and fumes in confined spaces. Carbon monoxide is heavier than air and it builds up from floor level in a layer of deadly gas. Basic life-skill training teaches people to refrain from making open fires in any confined space OR ensure adequate ventilation using vents & chimney.

Similar tragic events go back many years into Zulu folklore, which recorded people who died mysteriously in their mud-huts after burning cattle-dung to keep warm. Once the door was closed in cold weather, these huts had little or no ventilation and carbon monoxide released from the fire would accumulate inside the hut. Carbon monoxide is heavier than air and it builds up from floor level in a layer of deadly gas. The old Zulu's discovered that a person sleeping higher would survive longer than another person sleeping at a lower height from the floor - Hence the mistaken belief that they had 'escaped the tokoloshe' ( a mythical short killer demon ). This led to the folklore and their using bricks to raise their beds from the floor to 'escape the Tokoloshe'. Perhaps this was their way of using fear in their folklore to get people to remember and use this safety measure.
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