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Informal Settlement dweller killed in a blaze

A women in Joe Slovo informal settlement was killed in a fire blaze this past Suday after her shack caught alight near Reiger Park in Boksburg.

Emergency services firefighters were alerted of multiple shack fires all around and crews from both Boksburg and Germiston central fire stations, swiftly responded to the scene to render necessary firefighting interventions.

On arrival, three shacks were gutted by flames and the patient was still trapped in one of the shacks.

After the fire was contained and extinguished, the charred body of an adult female, aged forty six was found lying under the burnt corrugated sheets.

The patient was declared dead on scene by paramedics.

Cause of the fire is undetermined, and scene was handed over to the law enforcement officials for further investigation.

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