Delft fire claims child’s life

The blaze broke out in an informal dwelling in the early hours of Monday morning.

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CAPE TOWN - A child has died and five other people have been injured in a fire in Delft in the Western Cape.

The blaze broke out in an informal dwelling in the early hours of Monday morning.

The City of Cape Town's fire and rescue service's Jermaine Carelse said: “A call was received just after 1.30 am, with fire crews responding. They found an informal structure on fire and the body of a boy in one of the bedrooms. The fire was extinguished around 2.20 am.”