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Khayelitsha shack fire claims 2 lives

The blaze broke out in in the early hours of Sunday morning and the exact cause is still unknown at this stage.

FILE: The remains of a shack following a fire. Picture: Lauren Isaacs/EWN

CAPE TOWN - Two people have been killed in a fire in Khayelitsha, in Cape Town.

The blaze broke out in in the early hours of Sunday morning and the exact cause is still unknown at this stage.

Cape Town fire and rescue service's Jermaine Carelse explained: “Upon arrival, the fire group found a single informal settlement alight. The fire was extinguished. The bodies of an adult male and adult female were discovered.”

The fire engulfed 15 structures in Mfuleni, in the Mother City.