Man, 29, dies in Walmer shack fire

A man was killed in a shack fire in Airport Valley, Walmer, on Saturday. The cause of the fire is unknown. Police spokeswoman Colonel Priscilla Naidu said Baxolise Faye, 29, was last seen 30 minutes before the shack caught alight.

Naidu said Faye was inebriated and that his friends took him home at about 8.30pm.

“They left him at home and went their separate ways. By 9pm, the shack was ablaze,” she said.

Residents attempted to douse the flames while waiting for the fire brigade.

Faye’s charred remains were found inside.

Naidu said the cause of the fire would be investigated.

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