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Tragic Fire Claims Life And Destroys 100 Homes In Khayelitsha, Cape Town

Despite their best efforts, the fire rapidly spread, making it difficult to contain. Tragically, the body of an adult was discovered amidst the ruins at 1 a.m. The fire was eventually extinguished shortly before 3 a.m., leaving behind a trail of destruction.

An overnight fire in Town 2, Khayelitsha, Cape Town, has resulted in a devastating loss of life and the destruction of approximately 100 homes. The fire broke out at around 9pm on Sunday, prompting authorities to dispatch 12 firefighting resources and over 50 firefighters to the scene.

Despite their best efforts, the fire rapidly spread, making it difficult to contain. Tragically, the body of an adult was discovered amidst the ruins at 1 a.m. The fire was eventually extinguished shortly before 3 a.m., leaving behind a trail of destruction.

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The exact cause of the fire remains unknown, and the South African Police Service has taken over the investigation. The city’s disaster risk management centre will be verifying the estimated number of structures destroyed, which stands at approximately 100.

This devastating incident serves as a stark reminder of the destructive power of fires and the importance of fire safety measures. Our hearts go out to the victims who have lost their homes and to the family of the individual who tragically lost their life in this incident.

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Parusha Naidoo for SurgeZirc SA
Parusha Naidoo for SurgeZirc SA
Parusha Naidoo is a skilled journalist who writes local and world news for SurgeZirc South Africa. With a passion for delivering accurate and reliable information, Parusha has become a trusted voice in the news industry. With years of experience in the field, Parusha has developed a keen eye for identifying important stories and presenting them in a clear and concise manner.
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