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Old 6th Sep 2018, 13:12
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At the moment, a major government building in downtown Johannesburg has been on fire for over a day now, and has already claimed the lives of three firefighters: link.
A firefighter fell to his death while battling the blaze and two firefighters died after they became trapped in the building.

All government officials were evacuated, while 13 employees and eight firefighters were taken to hospital for smoke inhalation.

Gauteng MEC for infrastructure development Jacob Mamabolo revealed on Wednesday that the building was only 21% compliant with safety regulations.

"The building simply does not comply with safety and health regulations. Government officials will stay at home until there is a safe building to relocate them to," Mamabolo said at a media briefing at the scene on Wednesday afternoon.
The building belongs to the Gauteng Department of Health & Human Services.
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