A major incident swept a poor locality in South Africa’s Durban, a port city, in a wave of sorrow. Fire devastated hundreds of homes there. The fire claimed the life of one person.
Fire took place across the Kennedy Road informal settlement early on Sunday morning. However, the intensity of the blaze has triggered fears that more deaths could have taken place. In the burning rubble, the footage reveals the crumpled remnants of the folded iron sheets that were used to construct the shacks. In such a situation people were trying to save their things.
No reasons are known for how the fire took place. But according to some eyewitnesses, just before the fire took place two people who were drunk engaged into an argument.
According to a spokesman for South African Red Cross, the devastation and incident was a disaster and made the estimation that about 1,000 shacks may have been destroyed, leaving some 3,000 people homeless.
The Red Cross has been providing hot meals, mattresses, and blankets to individuals in need, according to Siyabonga Hlatshwayo, who talked to the eNCA news website and also made a call for more donations to the public.