No fewer than 64 indivials including children on Thursday 31st of August, 2023 died in a five-storey building engulfed by fire in central Johannesburg South Africa.
Robert Mulaudzi, the city’s Emergency Management Services spokesman, stated another 43 were injured, some suffering from smoke inhalation, and have been taken for treatment at local hospitals.
“The death toll is at 64…(including) seven children with some left burned beyond recognition.
“The youngest victim was less than two years old. Firefighters at the scene had put out the flames and search and recovery operations were ongoing.
“We are moving floor by floor conducting these body recoveries,” he added
As at the time of filing this report, the cause of the fire outbreak was not immediately clear. The fire broke out overnight as a member of the city’s mayoral committee in charge of public safety, Mgcini Tshwaku, said candles used for lighting inside the structure were a likely cause. [CONTINUE READING HERE]>>>>
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