In a devastating incident that unfolded in Johannesburg CBD, emergency services personnel responded to a fire outbreak at a 5-story building on the corner of Alberts and Delvers Streets in Marshalltown on Thursday, August 31, 2023. Initially reported as claiming the lives of 20 individuals, the situation escalated as authorities conducted further assessments of the scene.
New information from ENCA news now confirms that a heartbreaking total of 52 people have tragically lost their lives in this incident. Emergency responders and firefighters were summoned to the scene to battle the fire and provide assistance.
The exact cause of the fire remains unknown at this point, and investigations are ongoing. As the story continues to develop, more details will be shared as soon as they become available. Our hearts go out to the families and loved ones affected by this tragic event.