Sunday, December 18, 2005

2000 shack fires in '05

A fire destroyed more than 100 shacks and displaced hundreds of people in the Kosovo informal settlement in Phillippi outside of Cape Town on Saturday afternoon, Cape Town emergency services said. Mail & Guardian

"About 100 shacks were destroyed and 600 people displaced. No-one was killed in the fire."

Officials said this week that more than a hundred people had died in nearly two-thousand shack fires in Cape Town this year. - Sapa

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