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Three children burn to death in Cape Town shack fire

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The cause of the fire which claimed the life's of two boys and a girl is still unknown.

File photo: African News Agency (ANA)

Three children burnt to death in a fire in Browns Farm, Philippi on Monday night, the City of Cape Town said on Tuesday. 

City Fire spokesman Theo Layne said firefighters attended to a fire at around 21h18 on Monday night in which four informal structures were destroyed. Layne said the cause of the fire, in which two boys and one girl sustained fatal burns, was undetermined at this stage. 

The South African Police Service was investigating. 

The incident follows a fire in Alexandra in Johannesburg on Sunday in which four children died. In that case, two of the mothers were arrested for negligence after they allegedly locked their children in a house while they visited a shebeen. 

– African News Agency (ANA)