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Boy dies in Parow fire

A boy has lost his life after his house caught fire in Parow, Cape Town.

A boy has lost his life after his house caught fire in Parow, Cape Town. Picture: sxc.hu.

CAPE TOWN - A boy has died after a fire gutted a house in Parow, Cape Town.

The blaze occurred in Talent Street on Wednesday afternoon.

Disaster Risk Management's Wilfred Solomons-Johannes says the circumstances surrounding the fire are unknown at this stage.

"Disaster management teams have been deployed to the victim's home to render the necessary assistance and trauma relief."

Over 160 people lost their lives in shack fires across the Western Cape over the past financial year.