Sunday, December 28, 2008

Fire causes Strand residents to loose homes

By Sasha Forbes
28 December 2008

Yesterday sixteen shacks were gutted after a shack fire ravaged the informal settlement of Wag ‘n Bietjie in the Strand.

According to Bush Radio’s Cindy Witten, Cape Town’s Disaster Risk Management officials say 60 people have been left destitute in the blaze. Spokesperson Greg Pillay says the city has arranged disaster relief support, including food and building kits, to enable victims to rebuild their shacks.

Western Cape Police have meanwhile launched an investigation into the cause of the fire.

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