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52 killed in Johannesburg fire


 |  Kathmandu

(Photo: Reuters)

At least 52 people have died after a fire broke out in a block of flats in Johannesburg, BBC reported.

More than 40 others have sustained injuries in the blaze.

What sparked the blaze at the five-story building in the city centre is yet to ascertained, Johannesburg authorities said.

“Firefighters had been able to bring out some of the occupants,” BBC quoted a spokesman for the emergency services, Robert Mulaudzi, as saying.

He said the fire had gutted the building, and that the search for other victims was continuing.

A video posted to the platform X, formerly known as Twitter, by Mr Mulaudzi showed fire trucks and ambulances outside the building with burnt out windows. (With inputs from Agencies) 


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