Man dies in shack fire

A 23-YEAR-OLD man was burnt to death when his shack caught fire in Uitenhage yesterday, police at Humansdorp said.

A 23-YEAR-OLD man was burnt to death when his shack caught fire in Uitenhage yesterday, police at Humansdorp said.

The man's neighbour woke up early yesterday to the smell of smoke, and when he went outside to investigate he found that Loyiso Ngcoza's shack had burnt down with him inside, Warrant Officer Gerda Swart said.

Ngcoza had made a fire inside a drum on Monday night and placed it inside his shack. An inquest docket has been opened. - Sapa

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