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Tons of of houses have been destroyed by a fireplace in a poor neighbourhood of the South African port metropolis of Durban.

One particular person is thought to have died within the blaze that tore by means of the Kennedy Street casual settlement early on Sunday morning, however there are fears that extra our bodies could possibly be discovered.

Video footage reveals the twisted stays of corrugated iron sheets used to construct the shacks amid the smouldering particles.

Folks could be seen making an attempt to salvage their belongings.

The reason for the hearth shouldn’t be but recognized. Nevertheless, some eyewitnesses say it began when two individuals, who had been consuming, received into an argument.

A South African Pink Cross spokesman described it as a catastrophe and estimated that about 1,000 shacks might have been destroyed, leaving some 3,000 individuals homeless.

Siyabonga Hlatshwayo informed the eNCA information web site that the Pink Cross had been distributing sizzling meals, mattresses and blankets to these affected and he appealed to the general public for extra donations.

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