Friday, 8 February 2013

Fire claims life of 64 year old male in Phillipi

A fire occurred at 17:41 yesterday afternoon [Thursday, 07 February 2013] at 16594 Diya Street at the Brown’s Farm Informal Settlement [off the c/o Mzazi and Diya Streets] in Phillipi.

The fire gutted one shack leaving 11 people displaced.

The fire claimed the life of Khawceza Nontsele (64 years) that could not escape when the shack was engulfed in flames.

The City’s disaster response teams will be offering assistance to the family in the form of food, blankets, clothing and building material; including trauma counselling.

The circumstances regarding the occurrence of the incident is been investigated and the SAPS have opened an inquest docket.


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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