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At least 77 people died when an alleged hijacked building in Johannesburg CBD caught fire on Thursday. Image: Pixabay

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At least 77 people died when an alleged hijacked building in Johannesburg CBD caught fire on Thursday. Image: Pixabay

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At least 58 people have been killed while over 40 were injured after an alleged hijacked building in the Johannesburg CBD caught fire. The incident happened in the early hours on Thursday, 31 August. City of Johannesburg Emergency Services spokesperson Robert Mulaudzi said a five storey building at the corners of Alberts and Delvers streets in Marshalltown. Mulaudzi said the death toll is expected to increase because they have stopped fire fighting operations and they are busy with search and recovery. Gauteng Health and Wellness MEC Nomantu Nkomo-Ralehoko is expected to visit victims who have been admitted at the Helen Joseph Hospital while Human Settlements MEC Lebogang Maile is expected to visit the scene in Marshalltown.

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