Mom, child die in Cape Town fire

2013-10-28 08:08
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Cape Town - A mother and her 5-year-old daughter have died in a fire in Manenberg, the City of Cape Town's disaster risk management centre said.

Samantha Oliver, 26, and daughter Shakira succumbed to burn wounds after the fire destroyed two backyard dwellings on Nyosiyabo Street in Tambo Village, Manenberg, spokesperson Wilfred Solomons-Johannes said.

The fire took place on Saturday night. Police were investigating.

Two other fires also took place in the municipality over the weekend.

The first was in Westlake, where a backyard dwelling caught fire at around 14:45 on Sunday. One person was left homeless but no one was injured.

The second was in Samora Machel informal settlement in Phillipi at around 00:15, where four shacks were destroyed and 17 people were left homeless, said Solomans-Johannes.

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