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Humanitarian aid to continue in Masiphumele

At least 600 people have been displaced in the blaze that razed more than 150 shacks to the ground.

Masiphumelele residents have started rebuilding their homes that were gutted by Sunday’s fire. Picture: chrispreenphotography.com
Masiphumelele fire,Shack fire Masiphumele
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CAPE TOWN– The distribution of humanitarian aid is expected to continue in Masiphumele after a fire ripped through the area.

At least 600 people have been displaced in the blaze that razed more than 150 shacks to the ground.

In November, two people were killed and 4,000 others left homeless following a fire which destroyed over 800 structures.

Cape Town disaster risk management's Charlotte Powel said, “Our partners are providing relief of blankets, food parcels and clothing.”

Meanwhile, fire crews in Worcester in the Western Cape say a mountain fire in the Winelands is stable.

The blaze - that has been raging for two weeks - has already ravaged thousands of hectares.

No injuries have been reported.

(Edited by Refilwe Pitjeng)

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