Mall fire wipes out pharmacy stock

2012-05-29 09:06

Roodepoort mall fire

2012-05-28 14:12

A fire broke out at the Princess Crossing shopping centre in Roodepoort on the West Rand. News24 User, Tanya Bradshaw sent in this video of the back entrance burning.WATCH

Johannesburg - Stock valued at R30m was destroyed in the Dis-Chem pharmacy razed by a fire in Roodepoort, Johannesburg, Beeld reported on Tuesday.

The pharmacy, one of six shops at the Princess Crossing shopping centre that caught fire on Tuesday, underwent extensive renovations less than a year ago, according to Niall Hegarty, a Dis-Chem director.

He said that around 118 of their employees would be sent to other branches in the greater Johannesburg area, and would not be retrenched.

Hegarty urged clients to make use of other pharmacies in the area to get their prescription medication.

"All our pharmacies are linked, and we can still meet all our clients' needs."

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