Cape Town man dies in fire

2016-02-28 09:05


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Cape Town - One man was killed in another fire in Cape Town, this time at the Burundi informal settlement, the city's emergency services said.

The man died in the fire in Naledi Street at about 01:00, spokesperson Theo Lane said.

Further afield, in Imizamo Yethu in Hout Bay, 538 people were left homeless after 128 homes burnt down early on Saturday.

Residents were being sheltered at the local community hall with the Red Cross helping with meals, blankets and clothing.

Residents of Imizamo Yethu were just starting to recover from a massive blaze on 26 December when the homes of about 200 people went up in flames on February 1.

The fire in December left one person dead and about 1 000 people homeless.

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