UCT students call for further assistance

University of Cape Town students are calling for further assistance as they prepare to return to their respective residences following the containment of the fire. This follows the damage caused to the university buildings and properties around the institution following a fire that broke out on the upper slopes of[…]

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Bodies of adult, minor discovered in Blackheath fire

Two people have died in Blackheath when an informal structure caught alight early this (Monday) morning. Cape Town Fire spokesperson, Jermaine Carelse, says the bodies of an adult and child were burnt beyond recognition in Omo Court in Wimbledon when they arrived on the scene. The cause of the blaze[…]

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Ten families displaced in Delft fire

About ten families have been displaced following a fire that engulfed backyard structures at Delft in the early hours of this morning. City Fire and Rescue Services personnel were deployed to extinguish the blaze. In another fire, one person died and another sustained serious burn wounds in Gugulethu. This, after[…]

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Hearse and coffin go up in flames in Paarl

A hearse transporting a corpse went up in flames in Paarl, Western Cape, on Saturday morning. Both the hearse and the coffin were destroyed but the body inside the coffin did not suffer damage, said Drakenstein municipality spokesperson Riana Geldenhuys. “Drakenstein municipality’s fire services responded to a fire call involving[…]

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