EThekwini fire department confirmed that no one was injured when two flats collapsed in Durban, Florida on Friday morning.

According to Nkulumo Dubey, commander of the eThekwini fire department, they arrived at the scene and found that a fifth-floor apartment on the sixth floor was well lit.

“It is believed that the fire broke out in the fifth floor apartment,” said Duben.

“According to the residents, the fire broke out in the electric distribution board, quickly closing the whole apartment.

He revealed that the apartment above was also partially damaged.

He said that as soon as the fire broke out on the fifth floor, the passengers managed to escape.

“There was no resident in the sixth floor apartment. This apartment was partially damaged. “The windows were broken, and most of the paint in one of the rooms’ cabinets was damaged.”
He said five vehicles, including two fire engines were on scene.

Dube said it took them in the region of 10 minutes to douse the flames.

Similarly, an incident in April this year, a medical doctor was killed when an apartment caught alight on the Durban Beachfront.

The deceased was found in the bathroom.

“The deceased did not have any visible burn wounds and could have died from smoke inhalation, but that is yet to be confirmed,” concluded Dube.

Another person who was rescued, sustained a stab wound.