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Five people, including a baby, were rescued from a burning in Durban on Friday morning.
Five people, including a baby, were rescued from a burning in Durban on Friday morning.
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Five people including a baby have been rescued from a burning building in Durban.

According to paramedics on the scene, the fire broke out at one of the top floors Xinhua Distribution Centre.

Kyle Van Reenen, ALS Paramedics spokesperson, said smoke was seen bellowing from the building on Friday morning.

“There is a language barrier as most of the occupants are Chinese,” he said.

Van Reenen said firefighters rescued two people from the upper floors. One suffered moderate burns, while the other was injured after jumping out the window from the burning building.

who were in a moderate condition, they were taken to hospita

By noon, Van Reenen said all occupants had been rescued but final sweeps were being conducted on every floor.

No deaths or serious injuries have been reported at this point.

The Xinhua Distribution Centre stores clothing and accessory items in its warehouses which are bought in bulk by business owners.

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Five people, including a baby, were rescued from a burning in Durban on Friday morning.

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