Friday, March 24, 2006

Shack fires leave 30 homeless

At least nine shacks have been destroyed in a fire at an informal settlement in Khayelitsha near Cape Town. No injuries or fatalities have been reported. The cause of the fire is being investigated.

A group of about 30 people say they are not sure where they are going to spend the night as government has not stepped in to assist them. They say they are not sure if they will be accommodated at a community hall tonight.

A woman and her six-month-old baby, dressed only in a vest, said she and her baby are only left with the clothes they are wearing. She said however, that she is glad that they have each other, and no one was injured or died in the fire. SABC

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