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1 dead, 2 wounded in Gugulethu house fire

The incident occurred on Thursday and authorities said that the victim was a 6-year-old girl.

FILE: A fire engine. Picture: Cindy Archillies/EWN

CAPE TOWN - A child has died and two others wounded in a house fire in Gugulethu.

The incident occurred on Thursday and authorities said that the victim was a 6-year-old girl.

Fourteen firefighters responded to the incident and upon arrival, they were notified that someone was inside the burning home.

The city's Fire and Rescue Services' Jermaine Carelse: "The subsequent search of the first floor of the property ensured and a female minor was found to have sustained fatal burn wounds. Two adult males sustained minor injuries and were treated on scene. The cause of the fire has not been established."

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