Friday, May 01, 2015

Masiphumelele blaze leaves at least 240 people homeless

Loyiso Langeni
01 May 2015

The City of Cape Town said over 240 people have been left homeless after a fire destroyed parts of an informal settlement in Masiphumelele near Fish Hoek late on Thursday afternoon.  

The city’s disaster risk management Spokesperson Charlotte Powell said there were no fatalities or any injured reported.

Powell added that the blaze destroyed 60 dwellings leaving 240 people displaced. The Red Cross Society provided relief in the form of hot meals, blankets, and food.

She also said that the human settlements department was on scene this morning registering those affected and would provide affected residents with starter kits to rebuild their homes.



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