Saturday, September 25, 2021

3 died, dozens displaces in Ravensmead fire

Three people have died, and others seriously injured in a fire that broke out in Appelboord, in Ravensmead, on Saturday morning

The blaze, destroyed 22 homes, leaving about 150 people displaced.

Gift of the Givers has been providing humanitarian aid.

The cause of the fire is unknown at this stage.

In a separate incident, three people have died in a fire in Tafelsig, Mitchells Plain on Friday.

Cape Town Fire and Rescue spokesperson, Jermaine Carelse, says two informal structures in Tunnel Street were destroyed.

‘’The City of Cape Town’s Fire and Rescue Service was alerted that a Wendy house in Tunnel Street was on fire and crews from Mitchells Plain, Khayelitsha and Ottery fire stations were dispatched. On the scene, firefighters found two informal dwellings ablaze and the bodies of the father, mother and their daughter were discovered among the debris.’’

The fire was extinguished at 03:08 and the scene was handed over to the South African Police Service.


Done By: Mitchum George


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