Couple die in Sondela Nature Reserve fire

2012-09-02 16:32
One of the numerous chalets which burnt down in the Sondela fire.  (Helivac/Tromar)

One of the numerous chalets which burnt down in the Sondela fire. (Helivac/Tromar)

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Polokwane - An elderly couple has been killed in a devastating fire which destroyed a third of the Sondela Nature Reserve in Limpopo, EWN reports.

The fire reportedly had started on a neighbouring property on Saturday afternoon. 

EWN said on Sunday that at least 850 visitors to the reserve had been evacuated, but rescue workers couldn't save the couple.

Almost all of the chalets on the property were razed and about 50 people were treated for smoke inhalation.

Operations manager Mel Meyer told EWN that the flames had been fanned by strong winds.

A video of the devastation was shot by the Helivac/Tromar crew.

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