Johannesburg - A 12-year-old girl and 23-year-old woman were raped and a family assaulted in a house robbery in Welkom, Free State paramedics said on Friday.

"A man and a woman sustained multiple wounds to their body after being assaulted by a pipe of some sort. Another man sustained stab wounds and needed further medical care," said ER24 spokesperson Derrick Banks.

The 12-year-old girl and 23-year-old woman were raped.

The attack happened on Thursday at 21:10.

"It is believed that the suspects got away with an undisclosed amount of money and a motor vehicle," said Banks.

Free State police could not be immediately reached for comment.

- SAPA