Singing welcomes Struisbult survivors

2011-06-15 14:32

Mourners sang as the Springs Civic Centre filled up today for the memorial service of the 12 women who died during a fire at the Struisbult Care Centre.

Residents and staff of the Zanele Mbeki Care Centre in the region sang “God has only given us a little while on this earth” and guests stood up and joined the singing as survivors from Struisbult entered the hall.

Twelve bouquets, each with a single candle, lined the table on stage.

The candles were lit by the relatives of the 12 women.

The Zanele Mbeki Care Centre was one of the places where the survivors were temporarily being cared for after the fire, which also left at least 27 people injured in the early hours of Monday morning.

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