Agence France-PresseMarch 15, 2013 06:46
Two people died and 600 shacks were destroyed in South Africa's winelands after a fire ripped through a shantytown, a fire services official said Friday.
The blaze spread rapidly across a large area in Kayamandi in the scenic wine-producing town of Stellenbosch, near Cape Town, in the early hours of Friday.
"We had two fatalities," said Stellenbosch fire chief Leon Morta.
Six hundred shacks were destroyed and 2,500 people left homeless.