Two die in shack fire near Seaview

Two people died in a shack fire in the New Rest informal settlement outside Seaview at the weekend.

The cause of the fire remained unknown, police said.

Police and firefighters were alerted to the blaze by residents, police spokeswoman Captain Sandra Janse van Rensburg said.

“Residents living near the shack woke to the fire already burning the shack,” she said.

“Their attempts to douse the flames failed and only once the fire department arrived was the fire extinguished.”

The two deceased were believed to have been living together in the shack, Janse van Rensburg said.

“A postmortem will determine the exact cause of death.”

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