Saturday, 27 October 2012

Fire leaves 16 people homeless and claims life of an adult male

KHAYELITSHA: A devastating fire that occurred at 22:18 on Friday, 26 October 2012 destroying 1 shack at 456 DT Section, Site C, Nyandeni Crescent, in Khayelitsha. The fire resulted in the displacement of 4 people and claimed the life of an adult male. The identity of the deceased has not been released.

FRANKDALE: At 22:12 on Friday, 26 October 2012 a fire occurred in the informal settlement situated adjacent to the Frankdale Tip Site, off Frankdale Road. The fire gutted 3 shacks leaving 4 people displaced.

PHILLIPI: During the early hours of this morning at approximately 03:21 on Saturday, 27 October 2012 a fire destroyed 3 shacks leaving 8 people homeless at 19589 Gqogqra Crescent, Phillipi.

The City’s disaster response teams will be assisting the victims with food parcels; baby packs; blankets; clothing and fire kits.

The cause of the fires is undetermined and authorities will probe an investigation.

Issued by: Disaster Risk Management Centre, City of Cape Town


Source: Wilfred Solomons-Johannes, Head: Systems Integration, Special Projects & Disaster Operations, Disaster Risk Management Centre, City of Cape Town

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