At least 47 people have died in fire in building in South Africa’s biggest city, authorities say

JOHANNESBURG: Emergency services say at least 47 people died in a fire in a multi-story building in Johannesburg, South Africa‘s biggest city. Emergency Management Services said another 43 people were injured in the blaze, which that broke out in the predawn hours Thursday.
Spokesman Robert Mulaudzi said a search and recovery operation was underway, and it was likely the death toll would rise.
Authorities said the fire had been largely extinguished, but smoke still seeped out of windows of the blackened building in downtown Johannesburg.

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