Child dies in Johannesburg fire

2015-06-24 19:15

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Johannesburg - A child died and three people were seriously injured when a building caught fire in Newlands, Johannesburg, on Tuesday evening. 

Netcare 911 spokesperson Santi Steinmann said paramedics and other services responded to the fire in a building on the corner of Main Road and 13th Street in Newlands on Tuesday evening.

"Upon their arrival they found that a section of a building was on fire and fire department members immediately started fighting the blazing fire."

"Emergency personnel started treating numerous people for smoke inhalation. Upon assessment of all the residents, paramedics found that three people were in a serious condition. After receiving treatment at the scene, the three patients were transported to hospital for further care."

"While firemen were fighting the fire, they found a young child, dead," said ER24 spokesperson Russel Meiring.

He said the child was believed to be between the ages of six and nine.

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