Child dies in Khayelitsha shack fire

Officials say the child suffered fatal burns while a number of people were displaced.

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CAPE TOWN - A child has died in a shack fire in Khayelistsha.

Fire and rescue's Theo Lane said: "One shack was destroyed in the fire that left a child with fatal burns and seven others displaced; no other injuries were reported. The cause of the fire is underdetermined and the incident was handed over to the police."

Meanwhile, a man has died in a shack fire in Dunoon, while more than a hundred have been left homeless.

Another man has died in a fire in Phillipi over the weekend.