Tuesday, January 07, 2014

A shack fire leaves one person dead and 24 people homeless

Lusanda Bill
07 January 2014

Western Cape Fire and Rescue Services said one person died in a shack in Philippi informal settlement late last night. 

The cause of the fire is unknown at this stage but the South African Police services are investigating the incident. 

City fire and rescue service's Spokesperson Theo Layne said six structures were destroyed and 24 people have been left displaced as a result of the fire.

Layne added that the gender of the victim is unknown at this stage.



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