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Tragedy Strikes Johannesburg: Deadly Fire Claims 70 Lives in Migrant’s Building

2 Settembre 2023

Let’s pray for Johannesburg, South Africa, where at least 70 people have died when a fire hit a migrant’s building. Firefighters are still dousing the smoldering debris. It is considered as one of the worst fire incidents in the city in recent years. According to authorities, the number of victims could rise as rescue workers continue to seek for people in the remaining floors. The building was declared an unsafe place, but it has been taken over by property gangs who rent out rooms to scores of people per room.