Gloria Motsoere31 March 2024 | 9:35

Two dead, two injured after fires ravage 4 informal settlements in Cape Town

Fires were reported in Mfuleni, Langa and Du Noon.

Two dead, two injured after fires ravage 4 informal settlements in Cape Town

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CAPE TONW - The City of Cape Town's disaster management teams have been deployed to four informal settlements following fires.

In Mfuleni, a fire left two people dead and two others injured.

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There were also two separate fires in Langa and another in Dunoon.

The city says preliminary investigations show that at least 300 informal structures have been destroyed by the fires, leaving scores of families homeless.

"The Disaster Risk Management Centre (DRMC) will conduct assessments at the fire sites to determine the number of structures destroyed and persons affected," said DRMC spokesperson Charlotte Powell. 

"This process will take some time before final numbers are determined."