Sunday, July 09, 2006

Three killed in shack fire

Three people were killed in a shack fire at an informal settlement in Gugulethu, the Western Cape, on Sunday morning, police Captain Randall Stoffels said.

A 60-year-old woman and her two grandsons, aged five and nine, inside the shack perished.

A 16-year-old boy sustained superficial burn wounds to the face and has been taken to hospital.

Stoffels said he was not certain whether the 16-year-old was the boys' cousin or brother.

The four have been identified as Mandaba, Npokozo, Solile and Xolani Peter.

No foul play was suspected and the cause of the fire was not yet known. - Sapa

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