Three die in Cape Town fire

2013-02-04 16:14
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Cape Town - A 6-year-old girl and two women have died in a fire in Mitchells Plain, a Cape Town official said on Monday.

A baby boy and another woman were in a critical condition, disaster risk centre spokesperson Wilfred Solomons-Johannes said.

The fire started in Tafelsig late on Sunday evening, destroying a house and a backyard dwelling.

Minnie Simmons, 42, Charlene Simmons, 6, and Amanda Claasen, 19, died in the blaze.

Christina Lotz, 67, and 7-week-old Nathan Claasen were admitted to hospital with deep burn wounds.

The remaining family members were given food, blankets, clothing, building material, and trauma counselling.

The cause of the fire was being investigated.

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