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27 December 2011

Man dies in shack fire

One man has died and 47 others were left destitute after an overnight shack fire outside Cape Town.

The blaze gutted 20 shacks in Du Noon near Blaauwberg.

Disaster Management's Wilfred-Solomons-Johannes sais, “One adult male was burnt beyond recognition. The cause of the fire is unknown. Our disaster management teams were on the scene on Tuesday morning to render relief aid to those people.”