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Two killed in Cape shack fires

Separate fires have claimed the lives of two people while 60 others have been displaced.

Separate fires have claimed the lives of two people while 60 others have been displaced. Picture: Christa Van der Walt/EWN

CAPE TOWN - Two people have been killed and more than 60 others have been displaced in shack fires across Cape Town this weekend.

In the latest incident, a 21-year-old man was killed in a blaze in Milnerton this morning.

Fires also occurred in Scottsdene, Gugulethu, Nyanga and Elsies River.

Disaster Risk Management's Wilfred Solomons-Johannes says, "Our disaster teams have been deployed to all these areas across the Cape Peninsula to render the necessary assistance."