Death toll in fire in Johannesburg multi-storey building rises to 38

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The death toll in a fire in a multi-storey building in South Africa’s Johannesburg has increased to 38, the City of Johannesburg Emergency Management Services told Sputnik on Thursday.

Earlier in the day, the News24 portal reported that at least 20 people were killed and 43 more were injured in a fire that engulfed a multi-storey building in South Africa’s capital.

“[A total of] 38 bodies have now been confirmed to have died,” spokesperson Robert Mulaudzi said, adding that the fire has been stopped.

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