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13 injured during China Emporium fire that broke out in Durban CBD

Emer-G-Med emergency services; reported that various emergency services personnel; including two fire engines were called to a raging fire at a building in Durban Central Business District (CBD); around 10 a.m. on Friday. China Emporium also known as China Mall; in central Durban; corner Brook and Anton Lembede (formerly Smith) Streets; had caught fire and people were trapped inside the building.

  5 months ago ago
13 injured during China Emporium fire that broke out in Durban CBD

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Businesses near Durban’s fire-ravaged China Emporium evacuated

Durban — As a precaution, businesses near Durban's China Emporium have been evacuated, according to eThekwini Municipality on Friday. Lindiwe Khuzwayo, the city's head of communication, said the city will continue to monitor the situation at China Emporium to guarantee the public's safety after a fire devastated the structure.

  5 months ago ago
Businesses near Durban’s fire-ravaged China Emporium evacuated

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Sheer pandemonium: Durban China Emporium blaze prompts gun-firing, money-grabbing frenzy.

It is alleged that the Marshall Security company, shop owners were discarding cash from higher up in the building to prevent it from burning in the fire. That was when members of the public allegedly took the opportunity to scoop their share. It is believed security guards opened fire to disperse the crowd so that they do not take the money.

  5 months ago ago
Sheer pandemonium: Durban China Emporium blaze prompts gun-firing, money-grabbing frenzy.