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Fire in Langa destroys dozens of homes

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Nomelikhaya Sanqu stands in her house as a fire blazes outside.
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A fire in an informal settlement in Langa earlier today destroyed dozens of shacks, leaving many homeless.

Langa fire. Photo by Masixole Feni.
Shacks alight.
Langa fire. Photo by Masixole Feni.
A hostel near the fire was in danger of being burnt as well.
Langa fire. Photo by Masixole Feni.
Lihle Lomniriri managed to save his pet doves.
Langa fire. Photo by Masixole Feni.
People scrambled to save their belongings.
Langa fire. Photo by Masixole Feni.
Residents assist a firefighter in distress.

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