Johannesburg emergency services spokesperson Nana Radebe said they were alerted to the blaze at 4am.
Nine people, including an infant, burnt to death when a fire broke out in an abandoned building in the Johannesburg CBD.
Radebe said the shacks were situated on the top floor of the building.
“The fire started at the ground level. We are investigating to determine what caused the fire.”
The building, which has been filled with around 100 shacks, caught fire in the early hours of Wednesday morning.
About 20 people were rushed to hospital after suffering burn wounds while others broke their legs when jumping from the building, Radebe said.
JOHANNESBURG – A fire broke out at a building in the Johannesburg central business district (CBD) on Tuesday morning.
A building in the Johannesburg CBD on fire on 6 March 2018.
According to the Johannesburg Emergency Management Services, eight shops were damaged in the blaze on the corner of Troye Street and Albertina Sisulu Road.