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Girl (3) dies in shack fire

A deadly shack fire broke out in Mfuleni township on Saturday morning.

"At least 50 shacks were burnt to the ground on 23 August when a fire broke out at the Alexandra township. Picture: Christa Van der Walt/EWN

CAPE TOWN - A three-year-old girl has been killed in a shack fire in the Burundi informal settlement in Mfuleni in Cape Town.

Medical services responded to a call early hours on Saturday morning.

Fire and Rescue Services' Theo Lane says five people have been left homeless.

"The cause of the fire is unknown at this stage."

Meanwhile, scores of residents were left homeless in Alexandra following Friday morning's fire.

Over 30 shacks were gutted in 11th Avenue.

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