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Fire claims another toddler's life

A 3-year-old boy’s parents tried in vain to rescue him from their burning home in Kraaifontein.

FILE IMAGE: A 3-year-old boy’s parents tried in vain to rescue him from their burning home in Kraaifontein. Picture: Brad Bennett/Facebook

CAPE TOWN - Authorities are investigating the cause of a shack fire in Kraaifontein in which a three-year-old child was killed over the weekend.

The little boy's parents tried in vain to rescue him from their burning home in on Saturday.

Disaster Risk Management's Wilfred Solomons Johannes says the parents were injured in the process.

"The cause of the fire is not known at this stage and investigations are being conducted. And the city will provide the necessary support to help the affected family."

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