Woman dies in shack fire

A woman died in a shack fire in Qandu Qandu. Picture: David Ritchie/African News Agency(ANA)
A woman died in a fire in Qandu Qandu informal settlement, Khayelitsha on Sunday July 14.

The fire and rescue service received a call in the early hours of the morning. 

Five fire fighting appliances, a rescue vehicle and 21 staff members were dispatched.

Fire and rescue spokesperson, Jermaine Carelse, said: “Upon arrival it was confirmed that one adult female sustained fatal burn wounds.”

Police are investigating the cause of the fire.