Woman and child die in shack fire

A shack fire claimed two lives in the Taiwan informal settlement.
Two people died in a shack fire in the Taiwan informal settlement in Site C, Khayelitsha, last night.

The City’s Fire and Rescue Service was called out to the scene just before midnight.

On arrival, they found one informal structure on fire. They started with the firefighting efforts and the fire was extinguished 45 minutes later.

Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson Jermaine Carelse said: “As the fire crew were clearing the debris, the bodies of an adult female and a female minor was discovered.”

The scene was handed over to the police for investigation.