Woman, girl killed in Khayelitsha shack fire

2020-04-24 10:06
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Two bodies were found in the debris of a shack following an overnight blaze in Khayelitsha, the City of Cape Town Fire and Rescue Service said on Friday.

The fire crew responded to the Taiwan informal settlement at 23:45, spokesperson Jermaine Carelse said.

"Upon arrival, one informal structure was well alight and was extinguished just before 00:30," Carelse said.

As the fire crew were clearing the debris, the bodies of a woman and girl were discovered, he said.

The area was cordoned off and handed over to the police for further investigation.

- Compiled by Tammy Petersen

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