Johannesburg fire: photos and interviews with an eye witness and rescuer
Death toll now 73 and expected to rise
Over 70 people died in a fire in a building on the corner of Albert and Delvers streets in the centre of Johannesburg on Wednesday night/Thursday morning.
The problem of overcrowded, unsafe, “dark” buildings in Johannesburg has been with us for decades. Here is an article from 2021: Immigrants tough it out in Joburg’s “dark buildings”. That a fire like this would eventually happen was predictable.
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