Two die in Philippi fires

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Two people lost their lives in two separate fires in Philippi this morning.

The City’s Fire and Rescue Service were called out to Feljisi Road in Philippi East.

On arrival, they found an informal structure alight. After the fire was extinguished, they found a body of a 20-year-old man inside the structure.

In another incident, the fire services responded to a call of a fire in Hlungulu Road in Browns Farm at 2:15am.

A man sustained fatal burn wounds while a woman was treated at the scene before being transported to hospital.

The police will investigate the cause of both fires.