Man dies in shack fire in Cape Town

A team of fire fighters was dispatched and found that one person was unaccounted for.
A team of fire fighters was dispatched and found that one person was unaccounted for.
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A man died in a shack fire in an informal settlement in Cape Town on Saturday evening, the city's fire and rescue service said.

A team of fire fighters was dispatched to the Marikana informal settlement in Philippi just after 10pm, said spokesperson Jermaine Carelse.

The body of a man was found on searching the premises.

The fire was extinguished just before midnight.

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