Child dies in Athlone fire

It’s not yet clear how the blaze broke out in Gatesville last night.


CAPE TOWN - A child has died in a fire at an Athlone residence.

It's not yet clear how the blaze in in Gatesville broke out last night.

South African Paramedics Services' Warren Cupido says, "One child was declared dead upon arrival despite rescue by City of Cape Town Fire and Rescue after her granny's flat caught fire in Gatesville last night. The cause of the fire is still being investigated."