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One Dead, Fifty Others Evacuated In Germiston Old Age Following Fire

Emergency services were quick to arrive at the scene after the building, located at the corner of Victoria Street and Bruce Street, caught fire.

In a tragic incident, one person has died and more than 50 people have been evacuated following a fire at the Die Anker Tiehuis old age home in Germiston.

The fire broke out on Thursday morning, prompting a swift response from emergency services.

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Emergency services were quick to arrive at the scene after the building, located at the corner of Victoria Street and Bruce Street, caught fire.

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Firefighters worked tirelessly to contain the blaze that had ripped through the old age home. Their efforts were instrumental in preventing further loss of life and greater property damage.

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At least four elderly patients were transported to the hospital for treatment due to smoke inhalation. Additionally, 30 individuals have been displaced and are currently being sheltered at a nearby school for their safety. The building itself has been deemed a no-go zone as its structural integrity remains a significant concern.

While the fire has been extinguished, the aftermath leaves the community in shock and mourning. Authorities are conducting investigations to determine the cause of the fire and to assess the full extent of the damage. The safety and well-being of the affected residents are the priority as they are being provided with the necessary aid and support.

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Parusha Naidoo for SurgeZirc SA
Parusha Naidoo for SurgeZirc SA
Parusha Naidoo is a skilled journalist who writes local and world news for SurgeZirc South Africa. With a passion for delivering accurate and reliable information, Parusha has become a trusted voice in the news industry. With years of experience in the field, Parusha has developed a keen eye for identifying important stories and presenting them in a clear and concise manner.
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