A man has died and another badly burnt after two shacks caught fire in the early hours of Sunday morning in Gugulethu, Cape Town.

“At approximately 00.20am, the City’s Fire & Rescue Service received an emergency call of an informal structures alight in Bonga Street. Fire crews from Landsdowne and Belhar were dispatched to the incident. The fire was contained and extinguished at 00.58am,” said City Fire and Rescue spokesperson Jermaine Carelse, according to News24.

He said firefighters had found the body of a 38-year-old man among the debris.

Another 28-year-old man sustained serious burn wounds and was taken to hospital.

Carelse said two shacks were completely destroyed and one formal dwelling partially damaged in the blaze.

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