A child dies in Nyanga fire

Police are investigating following a deadly fire in Nyanga.
A nine-year-old girl died in a shack fire in Nyanga this morning.

The City’s Fire and Rescue Service were called out to the scene in Miller Street.

Upon arrival, they were informed that some people were unaccounted for.

Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson Jermaine Carelse said: “When Gugulethu’s fire crew arrived on the scene, a single structure had been destroyed by the blaze. And on further investigation, they found the body of a girl, who had sustained fatal burn wounds.”  

The scene was handed over to the police for investigation.