Man dies, woman seriously injured in Cape Town house fire

Man dies, woman seriously injured in Cape Town house fire

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The scene was cordoned off and handed over to the police for investigation.

A man died and a woman sustained serious burn wounds in a house fire in Delft on Thursday morning, the City of Cape Town’s Fire and Rescue Services says.

Spokesperson Jermaine Carelse said a maisonette in Owen Madikane Street caught fire in the early hours of the morning.

The fire was contained to the ground floor, but firefighters found the body of a man who had died as a result of burn wounds.

Rescuers also found a woman who had sustained 60% burn wounds.

She was treated and transported to a nearby hospital.

The scene was cordoned off and handed over to the police for investigation.

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