Monday, December 12, 2005

Chaos as fires ravage Cape leaving 4 dead 1,248 homeless

Raging: A couple watch as flames engulf Signal Hill high above the city centre in Cape Town, where a huge fire came dangerously close to homes near Bo-Kaap. Full story Photo: Andrew Ingram, Cape Times

Fires continued to ravage the Western Cape over the weekend with blazes claiming another life and forcing the closure of the Huguenot Tunnel. Fires around Table Mountain also kept city firefighters battling flames for most of the weekend.

The fatal fire occurred early on Sunday morning when a person was killed as 17 shacks burnt in Mbewana, Nyanga...

On Thursday, three people died in an isolated shack fire in Makaza, Khayelitsha, just two days after 295 shacks burnt down in Site B, leaving 1 100 people homeless... Read More...

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