A church in Durban has been gutted after a blaze that ripped throughout the constructing on Sunday evening.
Emer-G-Med spokesperson Kyle van Reenen stated the church, positioned in Tigard Avenue in Westridge, had been entirely destroyed in the fire.
He stated firefighters had managed to extinguish the blaze.
“The motive is unknown and no injuries had been reported.”
Footage of the blaze went viral on social media, with many Durban residents expressing dread about seeing the constructing drag up in flames.
eThekwini Fireplace and Emergency Companies and products divisional commander Dennis Govender stated they’ve no longer yet obvious the motive gradual the fire.
“It’s tough to verify what the motive gradual the fire modified into. Mostly of the constructing has been entirely destroyed but we managed to put the feeding condo.”
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Govender stated the fire started genuine earlier than 6pm and took about an hour to extinguish.
“The church’s pastor modified into on the scene. It appears that nearly all of the congregants are international nationals,” he stated.
Two weeks ago firefighters battled a raging blaze which broke out on the fourth floor of a textile and conceal printing manufacturing facility on Felix Dlamini Avenue (formerly Brickfield Avenue).
People of eThekwini Fireplace and Emergency Companies and products attempted to administration the flames that gutted the multistorey constructing.
In yet every other blaze final month, extra than 40 families on the Marikana informal settlement in Cato Manor, exterior Durban, had been left homeless after a fireside ripped through their homes.
One person, Nomasamson Dlamini, 38, modified into killed and a 16-year-old faculty boy, Cebo Piliso, suffered severe burns to his fingers and head.