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Identifying 62 people burnt beyond recognition might not be quick

Identifying the 62 people who were burned beyond recognition in the fire in the Johannesburg inner-city might not happen quickly.

04 September 2023 - 08:32 By SINESIPHO SCHRIEBER

Getting DNA results for 62 people who were burned beyond recognition when a fire broke out in a building in Marshalltown, Johannesburg might not be an easy or quick journey for their relatives.

Initially the department of health reported 10 bodies of the 76 people who died last Thursday were burnt beyond recognition. This number, however, increased to 62 by Friday morning after the bodies were examined by forensic pathologists.


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