Durban fire leaves hundreds homeless

2012-04-03 22:49

Johannesburg - A fire in the Kennedy Road informal settlement in Durban destroyed 300 houses and left hundreds of residents homeless on Tuesday evening, paramedics said.

Netcare 911 spokesperson Chris Botha said the cause of the fire, which started before 19:00, was still unknown.

"There were two people injured. They sustained relatively minor injuries. Both were injured while trying to get their belongings from their houses."

No one had been reported missing so far.

"The fire has been brought under control now. There are a lot of people without houses or accommodation tonight."