Fire takes away lives of mother and three children in Khayelitsha

The fire that broke out in Khayelitsha settlement left four people dead on Tuesday morning, CT authorities said. The tragic incident led to the deaths of a young woman and her three children.

The City’s Fire & Rescue Service received a call of a formal dwelling alight, in Hlomela Street, Town 2, Khayelitsha at around 4:50am, according to Cape Town fire and rescue services spokesperson Jermaine Carelse.

“Three fire fighting appliances, a rescue vehicle and 14 staff members were dispatched to the incident,” Carelse stated.

The firefighters managed to extinguish the blaze at 5:20am. The woman, two girls and one boy passed away as a result of smoke inhalation.

Another settlement resident barely escaped death having sustained moderate injuries. He was transported to a nearby hospital.

The authorities are on the scene investigating the causes of the fire.

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