In photos: Huge fire destroys Langa homes

By Ashraf Hendricks

16 April 2022

A man throws water on a shack fire in Langa, Cape Town on Saturday.

A large fire engulfed an informal settlement in Langa, Cape Town on Saturday evening. Ashraf Hendricks took these photographs and video. A more detailed report will be published later.

This video shows residents working together fight the fire.

People watch their neighbourhood engulfed in flames.

People pass water buckets from the top of shack roofs in an attempt to douse the flames.

A boy watches the fire.

A man throws water on a burning shack.

Firefighters try to extinguish the fire.