SAPS Humewood opened an inquest when the body of a 21-year-old female was found, in an apartment that burned in Marine Drive, Summerstrand on Sunday 13/06.
It is alleged that on abovementioned date at approximately 00:05 SAPS Humewood and other external role players responded to a complaint of an apartment that was burning. After the fire was extinguish the body of a 21 year old female was found. It is alleged that the deceased was sleeping in the apartment while her friends went across the road to the beach. As they were returning they noticed smoke coming from the apartment and contacted the 10111 centre.
The cause of the fire will be investigated, the fire did not spread to other apartments. The investigation is ongoing, and the name of the deceased will be released once the next of kin has been informed.