No injuries in Cape Town station fire

2015-12-27 17:57
(City of Cape Town)

(City of Cape Town)

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Cape Town – No one has been injured or has died in Sunday's fire at the Cape Town railway station, the city has said.

Safety and security spokesperson JP Smith clarified that five carriages had burnt out, with the cause of the fire yet to be determined.

The incident occurred on platform 15, with the city’s fire and rescue teams swiftly dousing the flames.

Reports of the smell of chemical smoke from the blaze initially emerged from the Devil's Peak area.

Over the weekend, one man died and approximately 1 300 residents were left homeless after a fire broke out in the Mandela Park area situated in the Imizamo Yethu settlement.

The city said earlier that at least eight people were killed and 19 others were displaced in the early hours of Saturday morning across Cape Town when their shacks were engulfed in flames.

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