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Elderly man dies in Cape Town fire

Western Cape

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.

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Fire fighters fight a fire at Rhodes Memorial. March 17 2009 Photo by Michael Walker

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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