Durban state crematorium closed after 'fire'

2016-04-06 14:00
(File, Andreas Solaro, AFP)

(File, Andreas Solaro, AFP)

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Durban - The state crematorium in Durban has been closed indefinitely after smoke was spotted coming from the furnace at the weekend.

It is understood that undertakers had been turned away from the crematorium after the centre was closed.

The origin of the smoke, and whether it was the result of a fire, was still unclear.

eThekwini Municipality spokesperson Thulani Mbatha moved to pour cold water on rumours of a fire.

"There was no incident of fire at the Mobeni Heights Crematorium, however crematorium management saw it fit to temporarily close the crematorium after smoke was reported to be coming from the furnace," he said.

"The crematorium will be back in operation as soon as repairs are completed. The Municipality apologises for any inconvenience caused," he added.

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