A fire has destroyed several shacks in Gomorrah informal settlement in Hercules, east of Pretoria.
Orange Fox medical unit spokesperson Ruan Heyns said: “We responded to the fire [on Tuesday] after we saw smoke coming from the area.”
“About five shacks have been destroyed, and the blaze has been extinguished.”
Heyns said a number of people suffered critical injuries, but no fatalities had been reported.
“A number of people with serious injuries have been treated on the scene, and all of them have been taken to the nearest hospital for further medical attention.”
The cause of the fire is still subject to a police investigation.
– Caxton News Service