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03 August 2011

Boy (1) dies in Cape Town shack fire

A child died in a fire in Khayelitsha, Cape Town on Wednesday.

Homes in Site B caught alight on Wednesday afternoon.

Fire services spokesperson Theo Layne said the cause of the blaze is still being investigated.

“We had six wooden iron structures that burned; 12 people were displaced and one child died as a result, it was a male child,” he said.

Emergency Medical Services said the one-year-old boy was declared dead on the scene.

- EWN