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Bleak end to Christmas as 4 separate CT fires claim 8 lives

Fire and Rescue responded to four different fires in Elsie's River, Delft, Mfuleni & Overcome Heights.

F8ILE: A firetruck at the scene of a fire. Picture: Reinart Toerien/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - Eight people have been killed in various overnight fires in Cape Town.

The city's Fire and Rescue services responded to four different fires in Elsie's River, Delft, Mfuleni and Overcome Heights.

In Elsie's River one minor and a female succumbed to their wounds and two people died in a residential area in Delft.

The city's Theo Lane said, "In Mfuleni we had two females aged 13 and 19 and one adult male who sustained fatal injuries. In Overcome Heights this morning 19 people have been displaced."

The police are investigating the cause of the fires.

A total of three men, three women and two girls were killed in four different areas.