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Charred remains discovered from Imizamo Yethu’s fire debris

The blaze destroyed more than 200 shacks leaving at least 600 people homeless.

One person has been killed in a blaze that broke out in the Imizamo Yethu informal settlement in Hout Bay. Picture: Natalie Malgas/EWN.
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CAPE TOWN - Authorities have discovered charred remains from the debris of a fire in Hout Bay's Imizamo Yethu informal settlement.

The blaze, which broke out in the early hours of this morning, destroyed more than 200 shacks leaving at least 600 people homeless.

It is the second fire in the area this month and the fifth since November.

Authorities are investigating the cause of this latest fire.

The police's Noloyiso Rwexana said, “I can confirm that at about 12 midnight at Imizamo Yethu, a fire started and according to the report, an unidentified person was fatally injured. We are still investigating the matter.”

(Edited by Winnie Thelestane)

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