A massive fire burnt about 500 shacks on Thursday afternoon. Picture supplied by The Gift of the Givers

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Gift of the Givers moves into Alexandra to assist fire victims

JOHANNESBURG, December 7 – The Gift of the Givers Foundation has moved into Alexandra, where a massive fire burnt about 500 shacks on Thursday afternoon and left hundreds of people without shelter, food and clothes.

In a statement on Thursday, the foundation said: “Gift of the Givers teams are on site in Alexandra where a massive fire has displaced hundreds of people.

“The fire is still smouldering. Exact details as to the cause, loss of lives, number of homes destroyed, numbers of people displaced, extent of material loss is not quantifiable currently.

“Gift of the Givers have moved a mother who gave birth yesterday and another mother with four children who lost everything in the fire, to our Logistics Centre in Bramley.

“Our teams are registering the rest of the victims and transporting them to a nearby hall where we are providing food, bottled water, blankets and mattresses. During the course of today further appropriate interventions will be effected,” said the disaster relief group foundation. (ANA)

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