Another devasting fire has ripped through an informal settlement in the township of Khayelitsha, killing three adults and two children on Sunday.
The Cape Town Fire and Rescue Service confirmed that the blaze had been reported around 4.30am in the France informal settlement, as per EWN.
The City’s Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson, Jermaine Carelse, said when the rescue team arrived on the scene, the structure was already engulfed in flames.
“As firefighting operations ensued, the bodies of three adults – a man, woman and one whose gender is unknown – as well as those of a boy and girl, were discovered. They had succumbed to fatal burn wounds,” said Carelse.
Firefighters managed to extinguish the blaze around 5.20am, handing the scene over to police shortly after. The cause of the fire is still unknown, reports News24.