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Fire in South Africa kills at least 74, many of them homeless

Posted on AllSides August 31st, 2023
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By Gerald Imray and Mogomotsi Magome | Associated Press JOHANNESBURG — A nighttime fire ripped through a rundown apartment building mainly occupied by homeless people and squatters in Johannesburg early Thursday, leaving at least 74 dead, officials said. Some people threw babies out of third-story windows to others waiting below in the desperate scramble to evacuate, witnesses said. At least 12 of those killed were children, the youngest a 1-year-old, according to city and medical officials. They said at a news conference that an undetermined number of people were still...

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