Kwa Mai Mai Settlement Gutted By Fire.. The informal settlement near Kwa Mai Mai near Johannesburg was gutted by fire early this morning.
KwaMaiMai was on 🔥 this morning – the scenes were harrowing. I pray there were no fatalities… 9 people died under the same circumstances in April last year 😔 #KwaMaiMai #Umndeni #NationalShutdown #Zulu The infrastructure is so poor, yet its our cultural mecca! Yhuu. My ❤💔 pic.twitter.com/wvhBd9fJ4R
— Phumz 🌻 (@MaKhoza___) June 12, 2022
As of now, it is reported that a total of 450 homes were affected by the fire which also claimed one and injured many who were left hospitalized.
This was confirmed by EMS spokesperson Nana Radebe who said:
On arrival we found the whole area was affected. Four hundred to 450 shacks that have been affected. One person has died and 100 taken to hospital with minor injuries.
Johannesburg emergency officials are on the scene of a fire that gutted an informal settlement near Kwa Mai Mai in Johannesburg in the early hours of this morning. Johannesburg emergency spokesperson Nana Radebe-Kgiba explains.
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It is also reported that the Fire emergency department has already thwarted the inferno, despite the main cause of the fire being yet to be established.