Monday, March 12, 2007

Khayelithsha fire claims two lives

By Chanel September
12 March 2007

Six people living in a shack in Harare, Khayelitsha have been left homeless after their shack burnt down. The incident, that occurred on Sunday evening has claimed the lives of two people.
Fire fighters acted swiftly as the blaze was quickly put out.

The cause for the fire is still unknown but all possible leads are being investigated.

Disaster Management spokesperson Johan Minnie says that the four other occupants also residing in the shack, have been offered assistance by the city’s human settlement fires and the Red Cross.

He could however not confirm if all six occupants were related.

Minnie added that the several fires have been reported over the weekend.


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