Eastern Cape man dies in shack fire

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A 54-year-old man died after his shack caught fire at the Moeggesukkel informal settlement in Uitenhage.

Police spokesperson Captain Gerda Swart said police were alerted to a home on fire on Saturday night.

"Members from the fire department, who were already on the scene, managed to extinguish the fire. The burnt remains of the man were discovered under the debris."

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An inquest docket was opened for investigation.

The name of the deceased would be released after a formal identification was completed, said Swart.

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