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5 children die in Philippi shack fire

The blaze broke out in the Masiya informal settlement shortly after midnight.

FILE: Picture: EWN.

CAPE TOWN - Five children have died in a shack fire in Philippi.

The blaze broke out in the Masiya informal settlement shortly after midnight.

Ten homes were destroyed in the fire and about 30 people have been left displaced.

The cause of the fire is not yet known.

A separate fire also broke out in the Enkanini informal settlement in Khayelitsha yesterday claiming the lives of two children.

(Edited by Refilwe Pitjeng)

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