Three killed in shack fire

2011-09-19 14:22

Three members of the same family were killed in a weekend shack fire near Durbanville in Cape Town, city officials said today.

Fire-fighters were called to Fisanterkraal informal settlement in the early hours of yesterday morning, disaster management services spokesperson Wilfred Solomons-Johannes said.

They doused the flames and found bodies of a man, his wife and their daughter inside. The ages of the three victims were not immediately known.

In another fire two hours later, in Melani informal settlement in the Cape Peninsula, six people were displaced when two shacks caught fire.

The causes of the blazes were not immediately clear, Solomons-Johannes said.

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