Kya Sands blaze to be investigated

Gift of the Givers believe a gas canister explosion caused the blaze

Various provincial government departments in Gauteng on Wednesday morning remained in Kya Sands where more than 100 shacks were burnt, leaving many families displaced.

Speaking to The Citizen just before 11am, Johannesburg emergency services spokesperson Nana Radebe said a meeting between officials from Human Settlements and Social Developments and other important stakeholders was scheduled to take place on Thursday, to find out as to who will be donating what to those affected by Wednesday’s raging fire.

Meanwhile, according to Gift of the Givers, it is alleged that an explosion from a gas tank might have caused the fire.

Gift of the Givers teams have been on site since the incident occurred.

“Blankets and food were handed out by our teams last night (Wed). We have total cooperation from the MEC of Human Settlement in Gauteng and the City Disaster Management, and Gift of the Givers has set up a facility from where all assistance will be facilitated in a controlled, organized manner,” the organisation said.


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