Man killed in Cape Town fire

2017-04-22 11:10
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Cape Town – A man was killed and 50 others were displaced following an early morning fire that destroyed wood- and iron structures in Mnandi Road in Du Noon, the City of Cape Town said.

The incident happened in the early hours of Saturday morning at 01:40, Cape Town's fire and rescue spokesperson Liezl Moodie said.

Twenty-two firefighters were deployed to the scene, she said.

Moodie said about 10 wood- and iron structures were destroyed by the fire, leaving approximately fifty people displaced.

“One adult male died as a result of fatal burn wounds,” Moodie said.  

The cause of the incident was unknown. City's disaster was activated to provide the necessary relief, she said. 

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