Insurers pitch in to cover Cape disaster costs

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A fire in Knysna destroying property. (Snazo Gulwa)
A fire in Knysna destroying property. (Snazo Gulwa)

Johannesburg - Several insurers have started processing claims for the damage caused by the Cape storm and Knysna fires, this is in addition to corporates which have set up funds to aid those in need.

The storm, described as the worst natural disaster in the Western Cape for 30 years, and Knysna fires have resulted in a rising death toll, displacements and damage and loss to property.

Up to 20 suburbs were affected by the fire and more than 10 000 people were evacuated by late Thursday, Fin24 reported.

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