Toddler, man die in Alexandra shack fire inside abandoned factory

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Authorities managed to put out the blaze and the toddler and a 30-year-old man were declared dead.
Authorities managed to put out the blaze and the toddler and a 30-year-old man were declared dead.
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Two people, including a one-year-old girl, were killed in a fire in Alexandra, Johannesburg, on Saturday night.

According to City of Johannesburg Emergency Management Services spokesperson Robert Mulaudzi, the fire broke out at around 22:00 and 20 shacks were affected.

The structures were built in an abandoned factory on the corner of London Road and Eighth Avenue.

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Authorities managed to put out the blaze and the toddler and a 30-year-old man were declared dead.

Mulaudzi said the cause of the fire was still under investigation.

"The fire affected plus-minus 80 people. We are looking at about 30 households, which brings us to about 80 people who were affected. There were no other reported injuries," he said.

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