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Four die in Pretoria shack fire

Authorities are currently on the scene searching for more bodies or survivors.

FILE: Shack fire. Picture: chrispreenphotography.com

JOHANNESBURG - Four people have been killed and hundreds of shacks destroyed in a fire in Plastic View informal settlement in Pretoria east.

Authorities are currently on the scene searching for more bodies or survivors.

Firefighters worked for hours to battle the blaze in the early hours of the morning.

Netcare 911's Athlenda Mathe says, "Dozens of people that sustained minor injuries were treated and transported to various hospitals in Pretoria for further medical care."