Dozens left homeless as yet another fire devastates Masiphumelele

2016-12-10 14:08


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Cape Town - Yet another fire has devastated parts of the Masiphumelele informal settlement outside Cape Town, this time leaving at least 110 people homeless ahead of Christmas.

Authorities said 48 structures were razed to the ground as the blaze swept through the settlement on Friday night.

Only days earlier, Working on Fire volunteers had conducted fire awareness sessions in the settlement.

Last November and December almost 1 000 homes were burnt down in separate fires.

The community has been reeling from repeated blazes since then, with those affected losing all their possessions.

Disaster Management's Charlotte Powell said the Red Cross would provide humanitarian aid to those left homeless and the provincial government's department on human settlements is on the scene conducting an assessment.

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