The balance will only get worse as the hours go by. More than 60 people were killed and more than 40 injured in a fire that broke out in an apartment in Johannesburg, South Africa. Officials say it’s unclear what caused the fire that engulfed the five-story building. The flames broke out around 1:30 am and probably surprised many tenants in their sleep.
While firefighters are evacuating the building, the search for survivors and dead bodies continues after the flames are extinguished. According to preliminary information, mostly immigrants from other African countries lived in the building. The building was located in a run-down area, the business district of South Africa’s economic centre, and was an informal settlement.
At least 63 people have been confirmed dead in the building fire in Johannesburg; The death toll is expected to rise furtherpic.twitter.com/W0caFYIE0u
— BNO News (@BNONews) 31 August 2023
Bodies from the kidnapped building fire in the Johannesburg CBD are piling up. pic.twitter.com/H9bFZMKldP
— k9_reaper (@k9_reaper) 31 August 2023
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