Over 70 people died in a fire in a building on the corner of Albert and Delvers streets in the centre of Johannesburg on Wednesday night/Thursday morning.
The problem of overcrowded, unsafe, “dark” buildings in Johannesburg has been with us for decades. Here is an article from 2021: Immigrants tough it out in Joburg’s “dark buildings”. That a fire like this would eventually happen was predictable.
See photos of the scene below:
This article was originally published on GroundUp. Read the original article here.