Four children (two girls and two boys) managed to escape a fire that broke out in a dwelling at Highgate near Silversands. However, the bodies of two women were found amongst the debris, reports News24.
The cause of the fire remains unknown.
According to the City of Cape Town’s Fire and Rescue services, they were called out to the scene at 7.50pm on Wednesday night, March 31.
The fire was said to be extinguished shortly before 9pm. Upon arrival, the fire crew found the entire informal structure ablaze, with the threat of the neighbouring property catching fire as well.
Police spokesperson, Sergent Noloyiso Rwexana reported that the two females were aged 34 and 38.
The police are investigating the scene.