Saturday, December 09, 2006

Man dies in blaze

By Odette Ismail
09 December 2006

A man has burnt to death in a fire that destroyed 100 shacks in the Lusaka informal settlement of Cape Town today.

The fire is believed to have started in the early hours of the morning. The cause of the fire is still unknown.

Cape Town disaster management spokesperson Johan Minnie says 500 people were left homeless by the blaze. They will receive meals, blankets and building materials

Meanwhile another 50 people lost their homes today when their shacks caught fire in the RR Section of Khayelithsa

Minnie said the 15 shacks had caught fire at 03:00 am, but no one was injured.

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