Monday, June 16, 2008

Crossroads fire leaves one dead and 15 displaced

By Tina George
16 June 2008

A fire that blazed through an informal settlement has claimed the life of an old Crossroads resident and left 15 people displaced at the weekend.

The blaze at the Klipfontein Road settlement was tended to by fire fighters however the man had already died on their arrival.

Police spokesperson, Elliot Sinyangana says the victim is said to be identified as Z Nqiqhi, is estimated to be around 41-year-old however an inquest docket has been opened.

Head of City’s Disaster Risk Management Centre, Greg Pillay said the fire started on Saturday at 1.20 am.

“15 people were displaced but they are being provided with necessary food and blankets from the Mustadafin foundation,” says Pillay.

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