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WATCH: Fallen Joburg firefighters remembered at emotional memorial service

12 September, 10:15 PM

A memorial service for three firefighters, who lost their lives in the line of duty during a blaze at the Bank of Lisbon building in Johannesburg last week, was held at Ellis Park Arena on Wednesday.

Twenty-eight-year-old Simphiwe Moropane is believed to be the first firefighter to have died in the tragedy, after he slipped and fell from the 23rd floor of the building. He had run out of oxygen and had gone to the ledge to try to get air, it was said.

The other two firefighters, 40-year-old Mduduzi Ndlovu and 37-year-old Kathutshelo Muedi are believed to have died from lack of oxygen after they became trapped in the building.

Watch highlights of the touching memorial in the video above.

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