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joburgcityNews24 reports that the City of Johannesburg on Sunday released a report into the deaths of two of its firefighters who died in May 2015 at an inferno at the Nedbank Building in the CBD. 

 “We take full responsibility as an organisation.  We are not trying to blame anyone but a lot of procedures were not followed on that day,” said spokesperson for Joburg Emergency Management Services (JEMS) Robert Mulaudzi.  The firefighters died from smoke inhalation while fighting a fire in a basement of the building.  The report highlighted that during the incident there was lack of communication on the ground and failure to implement breathing apparatus procedures among others.  Allegations about a lack of equipment during the incident could not be verified.

  • Read this report by Jeanette Chabalala at News24
  • See too, City of Joburg says it's responsible for firefighters' deaths, at eNCA
  • And also, Joburg firemen's deaths blamed on human error, at TimesLive

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