Girl, 5, and woman killed in Cape Town blaze

2015-10-26 12:52
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Cape Town - The bodies of a woman and a little girl were found in the charred rubble after a blaze ripped through the Kanana informal settlement in Gugulethu in the early hours of Monday.

City of Cape Town Fire Services spokesperson Theo Layne said seven homes in NY111 were completely destroyed by the fire, which was reported shortly before 01:00.

“The bodies of a 27-year-old woman and a 5-year-old girl were found in one of the structures,” he said.

The fire was doused within two hours, Layne added.

The cause of the blaze has not yet been determined.

An inquest docket has been opened.

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