Friday, February 8, 2013
Elderly man dies in Cape Town fire
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.