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Child, 4, burns to death in Western Cape fire

By admin
16 September 2013

A 4-year-old child burnt to death when a shack caught fire at the Witsand informal settlement in Atlantis on Sunday, said the City of Cape Town.

Disaster Risk Management Centre spokesperson Wilfred Solomons-Johannes said 20 people were left homeless after their homes were destroyed in the blaze.

"It is suspected that an occupant dropped a light or [an] open flame device [fell] over resulting in the fire, said Solomons-Johannes.

The damage caused was estimated to be to the value of R36 000.