Tuesday, January 01, 2013 11:07 am
Township fire in South Africa kills 3
The Associated Press
Citing disaster management officials, the South African Press Association says the blazes broke out in Khayelitsha and Thembeni, densely populated areas where many residents live in makeshift homes.
The worst fire started just before 5 a.m. in Khayelitsha, when many people were still asleep. Three people died, and another suffered serious burns and was taken to a hospital.
The causes of the fires are under investigation.