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Building Fire Claims Two Lives In Johannesburg CBD

According to Xolile Khumalo, the spokesperson for Johannesburg EMS, two individuals resorted to jumping from the second floor in a desperate attempt to escape the flames. Additionally, three people were successfully rescued from the balcony.

A building fire in the inner city of Johannesburg has resulted in the loss of two lives, while five others were fortunate enough to be rescued.

The blaze erupted at a two-storey residential building located at Commissioner and Nugget Streets in the central business district (CBD). The Johannesburg Emergency Services (EMS) received an urgent call about the fire during the early hours of Sunday morning.

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According to Xolile Khumalo, the spokesperson for Johannesburg EMS, two individuals resorted to jumping from the second floor in a desperate attempt to escape the flames. Additionally, three people were successfully rescued from the balcony.

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Unfortunately, two individuals were found dead as search and rescue operations continue at the site of the building fire. Four survivors have been transported to healthcare facilities for further medical attention.

The firefighting operation is ongoing at the engulfed two-storey building, which experienced rapid spread of the flames due to the use of highly combustible materials. Once the firefighting operations are completed, the EMS will initiate preliminary investigations to ascertain the cause of the fire.

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Keitumetse Modise for SurgeZirc SA
Keitumetse Modise for SurgeZirc SA
Keitumetse Modise is a passionate and dedicated local news writer who brings the latest news and updates from your community straight to your doorstep. With years of experience in journalism, Keitumetse has established herself as a reliable source of information, covering a wide range of topics that matter to you.
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