At least 52 dead and 43 injured in a fire in a building in central Johannesburg | International

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At least 52 people have died and another 43 have been injured in a fire that broke out during the early hours of this Thursday in a building in the center of Johannesburg, the capital of South Africa. At the moment, the causes of the incident, which affected a five-story building located in the city's financial center, are unknown.

“We have recovered 52 bodies and we also have 43 people who have suffered minor burns,” the spokesperson for the Johannesburg emergency services, Robert Mulaudzi, told a local television station, who explained the development of the incident during the night.

The fire started around 1:30, although at the moment the cause of the fire is unknown, as reported by the South African news portal News24.

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