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11 Aug 2019
11:51 am

Man dies in Marikana informal settlement shack fire

News24 Wire

An unidentified man was burnt to death after a number of shacks caught fire in the Marikana informal settlement in Sheffield, Western Cape, on Saturday night.

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City of Cape Town fire and rescue service spokesperson Jermaine Carelse said rescue services responded to the scene around 22:30.

“Five firefighting appliances, a rescue vehicle and 21 staff members were on scene,” Carelse said.

“The officer in charge was notified upon his arrival that one person was unaccounted for. A search of the premises led to the discovery of a body of an adult male that sustained fatal burn wounds.”

The fire was extinguished at 23:25 and the scene was handed over to police for further investigation, Carelse added.

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