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200 displaced in WC fires

Cape Town Disaster Management's Wilfred Solomons-Johannes says they've assisted those affected.

Several people have been left homeless after a fire broke out at Brentwood Park informal settlement in Benoni, east of Johannesburg. Picrure: ER24

CAPE TOWN - More than 200 people have been left homeless following two separate fires in informal settlements in the Western Cape.

A fire ripped through the Etembeni informal settlement in Lwandle near Strand on Sunday.

Nobody was seriously hurt or killed, but more than 170 people have been displaced.

In another incident in Gugulethu, more than 30 people were displaced following a fire at the Europa informal settlement

The City of Cape Town's Disaster Management's Wilfred Solomons-Johannes says they've assisted those affected.

"Disaster management teams have been deployed at first light this morning to provide the necessary assistance to those affected as a result of these fires that has occurred that resulted in people losing all their personal belongings."

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