7 killed in Philippi East, Gugulethu fires

In one incident six people, including 4 children, burned to death in a shack fire in Philippi East early on Wednesday morning.

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CAPE TOWN - Seven people have died in separate fires in Philippi East and Gugulethu.

In one incident six people, including 4 children, burned to death in a shack fire in Philippi East early on Wednesday morning.

Fire and rescue services’ Theo Layne explains another fire broke out in an informal settlement.

“In Gugulethu we had five structures that were destroyed, leaving 13 people displaced with one adult male sustaining fatal burns. The cause of the fire is thought to be an electrical short circuit.”