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9-month-old baby girl dies in Durban shack fire

Paramedics and firefighters responded to a blaze at an informal settlement on Sunday night.

FILE: The remains of a shack following a fire at an informal settlement. Picture: Mia Lindeque/EWN

JOHANNESBURG - A nine-month-old baby girl from Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, has died after sustaining multiple burns at her home.

Paramedics and firefighters responded to a blaze at an informal settlement on Sunday night.

The cause of the fire was not yet known.

Emergency Medical Services spokesperson Robert Mckenzie said: “Firefighters from eThekwini Fire, Search and Rescue extinguished the blaze and afterward it was discovered that a baby girl, aged about nine-months-old, had sadly succumbed to her injuries because of the fire.”

Mckenzie said the cause of the fire was being investigated by authorities.