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Update: 13 people rescued from burning building in the Durban CBD

Published Jan 21, 2022

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Durban: Thirteen people have been rescued from a burning building in the Durban city centre on Friday, paramedics confirmed.

According to Kyle van Reenen from Emer-G-Med Paramedics they were treated for injuries ranging from minor to moderate.

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“No children were found or injured. No fatalities were reported,” he said.

The fire started in building Pixley Kaseme (West Street) where many Chinese traders operate from.

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A high-angle rescue system is being used. Picture: Emer-G-Med

The scene is still active.

Van Reenen said smoke could be seen billowing out of the building.

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“Firefighters are busy with a high angle rescue system,” Van Reenen said.

Garrith Jamieson from ALS Paramedics said one person was currently being treated on scene.

“There are believed to be more casualities,” Jamieson said.

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More people are believed to be trapped. Picture: Emer-G-Med

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