Woman dies in shack fire

A person has died while another has been hospitalised after a fire broke out in SST Section, Khayelitsha this morning.

The Fire and Rescue Service was called to the scene after midnight.

The fire was contained to a single shack.

Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson, Jermaine Carelse, said: “The body of a woman was discovered. A man was transported to hospital after suffering serious burn wounds.”

The police will investigate the cause of the fire.