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Tragic Loss – Two Children Perish in Fleurhof Informal Settlement Fire



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A devastating Fleurhof informal settlement fire claimed the lives of two children.

According to EWN, Johannesburg Emergency Services received a distress call during the early hours of Sunday morning, reporting multiple structures ablaze at extension five of the informal settlement.

Preliminary investigations suggest that a candle was the cause of the fire. This finding makes this the second incident in the area within a few weeks. A previous fire in July resulted in one death and 40 shacks destroyed.

Also read: President Ramaphosa: Building Fire Tragedy a Valuable Lesson

In this incident, one adult woman believed to be the mother of the deceased children, sustained severe injuries and was taken to the hospital for treatment.


Local authorities and disaster management teams actively assist and support the affected families.

This tragic incident underscores the urgent need for enhanced safety measures and awareness campaigns in informal settlements to prevent such devastating fires.

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Survivors Share Harrowing Tales from Johannesburg CBD Fire

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