4 people die in  Hartbeespoort dam boat fire

4 people die in Hartbeespoort dam boat fire

FOUR people have reportedly died in a fire on a pleasure boat on the Hartbeespoort Dam in North West, Arrive Alive said on its website on Saturday (today) afternoon.

“According to current reports, a party boat loaded with as many as 200 people, per reports, caught alight on the water,” Arrive Alive said.

“As a result, current injury figures stand at four deceased of which one burned to death and three drowned. The parties were transported ashore by numerous private boats, as local residents scrambled to assist,” Arrive Alive said.

The South African Nuclear Energy Corporation SOC Limited (Necsa) emergency services, the South African Police Service (SAPS), and several other emergency services attended.
– African News Agency – ANA