Hundreds displaced as fire engulfes settlement

2012-04-04 00:00

TWO people were injured when about 300 informal houses caught fire in the Kennedy Road informal settlement in Durban yesterday evening, paramedics said.

Netcare911 spokesperson Chris Botha said paramedics, police and traffic departments “arrived at the scene to find an inferno. The fire rapidly spread through several houses with a stiff breeze fanning the flames.”

He said people ran from the burning houses with the belongings they managed to salvage. Medics treated the two injured people on the scene, one for minor burns and the other for cuts and abrasions. — Witness Reporter.

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