At least seven people were killed in a fire in a multistory house Cape York, located in the commercial and industrial capital of South Africa – city Johannesburg. One of them died jumping out of Windows of the burning apartment.
Rescuers warn that the number of victims will increase, writes on Wednesday, July 5, the news Agency Reuters, citing a source in the rescue services.
To date, managed to pull out from fire of the building and fifty people, some of them are in serious condition in connection with the smoke inhalation.
Tenants of the burning house weave the rope out of sheets and climb down him to earth, says witness on the social network Twitter.
The article says that the burning house is located in a poor neighborhood, located in the centre of Johannesburg and close to the stadium as Ellis Park and the tourist district Maboneng. The causes of the fire remain not yet known.
Mayor Herman Mashaba said in an interview with reporters that the part of the tenants live there illegally, and complained of «an epidemic of capture houses», had grown to crisis proportions. «They live in poverty and pay for it with his life» – wrote the mayor on his page on the social network Twitter.