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Fire gutted shacks in Alexandra

Hundreds of people have been left homeless after a fire gutted their shacks in Alexandra in Johannesburg earlier today. Around 200 shacks went up in flames. Firefighters battled to put out the blaze for about an hour before extinguishing it.

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Here are comments about the fire that burnt shacks in Alexandra

"So Alex every year around June/July shacks r burning..even during level 5 lockdown this is sad...in this cold weather"

"This must be iligle electrical wiring .."

"Every winter in Alex there must be a fire."

"Cyril once promised 1 million houses to the people of Alex. Why are there still shacks ?"

" a few months back we read about shacks being burnt in Alexandra and now it's the second time we hear about shacks being burnt again. And it normally happens around the winter season"

" loadshedding might be the cause of this fires plus some people's wiring aren't done by professionals"

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