Nine dead in Macassar fire

2011-03-23 07:13

Nine people, six of them children, died in a fire that ripped through three neighbouring houses in Macassar this morning, Cape Town’s Disaster Risk Management Centre said.

The deceased were all residing in the same home, said spokesperson Wilfred Solomons-Johannes.

He could not confirm if they were a family.

The adults were aged, 46, 49 and 25, while the children were between four and 14 years old.

They were sleeping at 2am when the fire started on Dakota Street.

Two other people who lived in an outhouse at the back of the property were slightly injured and taken to hospital.

Ten people, living in the other two homes, were left homeless, said Solomons-Johannes.

The cause of the fire was not known.

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