Elderly man dies in Cape Town fire

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Cape Town - A man was killed and 11 people left homeless in a shack fire in Phillipi, a City of Cape Town official said on Friday.

Disaster risk centre spokesman Wilfred Solomons-Johannes said the fire broke out on Thursday at 5.40pm in the Brown's Farm informal settlement, gutting a shack.

Khawceza Nontsele, 63, was trapped and died on the scene.

The cause of the fire was being investigated and an inquest docket had been opened.


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