Several killed in downtown Johannesburg fire

City’s emergency services rescue more than 50 people from the rooftop of Cape York building in downtown.

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Authorities are investigating the cause of the fire [Twitter/@ER24EMS via Reuters]Authorities are investigating the cause of the fire [Twitter/@ER24EMS via Reuters] At least seven people have died after a fire broke out in a building in downtown Johannesburg, South African authorities said.

The city’s emergency services department said a crane was used to rescue more than 50 people from the roof of the building that caught fire on Wednesday.

Five people were rushed to hospital.

One of the victims died when he jumped from the building, local media reported.


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