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Sunday, May 17, 2015
Two fire-fighters died while fighting a blaze in Johannesburg
Jaimie-faith Poonah 17 May 2015
Two fire-fighters died while
fighting a blaze at a building in Market
Street in the early hours of Sunday morning.
Paramedics were called to the scene.
When they arrived, one fire-fighter
had already been treated for smoke inhalation, ER24 spokesperson Werner Vermaak
said the paramedics were told that another fire-fighter and his colleague were
still trapped in the building.
Vermaak said at about a fighter-fighter was brought out
but unfortunately had showed no signs of life and paramedics initiated CPR.
Sadly he succumbed to his injuries.
Vermaak added that at about 3am the
second fighter-fighter was brought from the building but also showed no signs of
life and sadly due to his injuries there was nothing more paramedics could do
and he was declared dead on the scene.
“Four other fire-fighters were
treated on the scene for various injuries and were transported to a nearby
hospital for further treatment.” Vermaak concluded.
The exact cause to the incident will
remain the subject of a police investigation.