Durban's historic Grey Street Mosque on fire

Emergency service officials have rushed to the scene to try and extinguish the blaze.

A screengrab of firefighters putting out a fire at the historic Grey Street Mosque in durban on 24 August 2020.

DURBAN - The historic Grey Street Mosque in the Durban CBD is on fire.

Emergency service officials have rushed to the scene to try and extinguish the blaze.

KwaZulu-Natal EMS spokesperson Robert McKenzie: "Paramedics are also on stand-by at the scene, however at this stage no casualties have been reported. The exact cause of the fire is not known at this stage and is goignt o be investigated by the police."

The structure has a capacity of up to 7,000 worshipers and was built in the 1930s.

This makes it one of the largest and oldest mosques in the southern hemisphere.

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