Man dies in Cape Town fire

2011-12-27 18:21
Cape Town - A 25-year-old man died and 47 people were left homeless after shack fires in Du Noon in Blaauwberg, the City of Cape Town said on Tuesday.

Disaster risk management spokesperson Wilfred Solomons-Johannes said the man who died was fast asleep when a fire broke out amongst shacks in the area on Monday night.

The fire eventually gutted 20 shacks, including the one in which the man slept.

The family of the man who died in the fire has received trauma counselling.

Those displaced have been provided with food parcels, clothing, blankets and building material.

The cause of the fire is being investigated.

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