A nine-month-old baby died in a shack fire in the Feligisee informal settlement, near Umkomaas, in KwaZulu-Natal on Sunday.
According to KwaZulu-Natal emergency medical services spokesperson Robert McKenzie, paramedics and firefighters responded to a report of a fire at an informal dwelling.
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"Firefighters from eThekwini search and rescue extinguished the blaze. Afterwards, it was discovered that a girl aged about nine months had sadly succumbed to injuries due to the fire."
McKenzie said the cause of the fire was unknown and was under investigation.