Man dies in shack fire

2013-04-28 13:22

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Johannesburg - A man was killed on Sunday morning when his shack caught alight in the Lawley informal settlement, south of Johannesburg, emergency services said.

"A 42-year-old man was burnt beyond recognition when his shack caught fire in the early hours of Sunday morning around 06:00," said spokesperson Robert Mulaudzi.

The cause of the fire was being investigated. He said they visited the area days before the fire, as part of a campaign to educate residents about fire safety.

"We would like to urge communities in the informal settlement's most vulnerable areas... to look after their heating and lighting appliances like paraffin stoves and candles to avoid incidents like this one."

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