Two die in Cape Town fire in Delft

  • Two people have died after their house in Delft went up in flames.
  • Western Cape police have opened a death inquest for further investigation.
  • Authorities are still probing the cause of the fire.

Two people have died after their dwelling went up in flames in Delft on Monday.

Fire and rescue services were called out to the scene in Baleles Road shortly after 05:00, following reports that an an informal structure was alight.

According to Jermaine Carelse, spokesperson for the City of Cape Town’s fire and rescue services, firefighters from Kuils River, Landsdowne and Bellville were dispatched to the scene.

"The bodies of a man and a woman were discovered inside the structure. The fire was extinguished at about 05:38 and the scene was handed over to the South African Police Service," Carelse said.

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Meanwhile, Western Cape police spokesperson, Sergeant Noloyiso Rwexana, confirmed the incident, saying the police had opened a death inquest case following the discovery of the two bodies.

"According to reports, the two people were both aged 50. The cause of the fire is still unknown, however, investigations by the Delft SAPS are already underway," she said.

Source: News24