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36 inmates sustain injuries in Leeuwkop prison fire

Emergency services say two prisoners are in a critical condition.

Picture: Freeimages.com

JOHANNESBURG - At least 36 inmates have been wounded after a fire broke out at Leeuwkop prison.

Emergency services say two prisoners are in a critical condition.

Some inmates have been treated for smoke inhalation and burn wounds.

Netcare 911’s Athlenda Mathe says the cause of the fire is still unknown.

“Authorities are on the scene trying to piece together what caused the fire. Those that require further medical care have been transported to various hospitals in Johannesburg.”

(Edited by Winnie Theletsane)