Two girls and a boy among 4 killed in Khayelitsha blaze

2020-03-04 12:03
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Four people, including three children, were killed in a fire at Endlovini informal settlement in Khayelitsha, Cape Town, on Tuesday.

The City of Cape Town's Fire and Rescue Services received an emergency call at about 23:00 on Tuesday about informal structures that were on fire in the area.

Two girls, aged 5 and 8, and a boy, aged 7, died along with a 40-year-old woman, police spokesperson Sergeant Noloyiso Rwexana said.

When firefighters arrived at the scene, they found that a single structure had been destroyed.

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"A search of the property led to the discovery of the bodies of a woman, two girls and a... boy," Fire and Rescue Services spokesperson Jermaine Carelse said.

The fire was extinguished at around midnight.

Rwexana said the cause of the fire was unknown.

The Western Cape is particularly prone to fire danger in summer.

According to City of Cape Town Fire and Rescue spokesperson Jermaine Carelse, there were 2 159 fires of informal structures in the metro in 2019.

An inquest docket was opened.

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