Man dies in shack fire

A man died in a shack fire in Elim Street, Sarepta this morning.

Two firefighting appliances, a rescue vehicle and 12 staff members responded to the scene.

Firefighters managed to extinguish the blaze. They then discovered the body of a man who had sustained fatal burn wounds.

Fire and rescue services spokesperson, Jermaine Carelse, said: “No other injuries were reported. and the scene was handed over to the South African Police Service for further investigation.”