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Southern Sun Hotel Structure Partially Damaged in Johannesburg Hailstorm



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A hailstorm in Johannesburg wreaks havoc as parts of the Southern Sun Hotel in Rosebank suffer structural damage during Monday night’s severe weather conditions.

According to EWN, the city faced the brunt of the massive hailstorm, resulting in widespread destruction across various areas. Properties, vehicles, municipal infrastructure, and roads bore the hailstorm’s impact, with hail-covered streets.

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According to Xolile Khumalo, the spokesperson for Joburg Emergency Management Services, there were no reported fatalities or injuries at the hotel. However, the establishment did experience a partial collapse of its structure.

“Everyone who was there had to be evacuated because the roof in the dining area collapsed, and for safety reasons, people had to be evacuated,” stated Khumalo. The incident underscores the intensity of the hailstorm, prompting emergency measures to ensure the safety of those present.


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