One person has died after his dwelling caught alight in the Marikana Informal Settlement at Philippi...

One person has died after his dwelling caught alight in the Marikana Informal Settlement at Philippi on the Cape Flats.

The City of Cape Town's spokesperson for Fire and Rescue Services, Jermaine Carelse, says a number of dwellings were destroyed.

Carelse says


five firefighting appliances, a rescue vehicle and 21 staff members were on scene.

Carelse says a search of the premises led to the discovery of a body of an adult man who sustained fatal burn wounds.

The cause of the fire is unknown.


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