2 die in shack fire

Several fires have occurred in areas such as Khayelitsha, Philippi and Strand this weekend.

FILE: Several fires have occurred in areas such as Khayelitsha, Philippi and Strand this weekend. Picture: Rahima Essop/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - Two men have died after fires gutted their informal dwellings in Cape Town.

Several fires have occurred in areas such as Khayelitsha, Philippi and Strand this weekend.

Cape Town disaster risk management's Wilfred Solomons-Johannes said, "At least 10 shacks were gutted to the ground and rescue teams are providing assistance to the affected people."