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Fire in Paarl claims three lives

A man, a woman and a child died in a fire in an informal settlement in Paarl in the early hours on Monday, 8 November 2021.

2021/11/08
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Press Release

A man, a woman and a child died in a fire in an informal settlement in Paarl in the early hours on Monday, 8 November 2021. Another child suffered burn wounds while trying to escape this fire in Amelia Street.

Drakenstein Municipality’s Fire and Rescue Services received the call at 00:53, and brought the fire under control. Two structures were destroyed.

The Municipality has expressed its sympathy to the family and loved ones of the deceased. The cause of the fire is still unknown at this stage, and is being investigated by the South African Police Service.

In two other fires in Paarl East over the weekend, two people were injured and 14 people left homeless. Five informal structures and a formal house suffered damage. The Municipality provided relief aid to the victims.

 

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Issued by: Communication and Marketing, Drakenstein Municipality 

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Life threatening
021 872 2323

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Drakenstein Municipality
Berg River Boulevard
Paarl
South Africa
7622

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S33 44.248 E18 58.108

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