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SOUTH AFRICA – At least 63 dead in severe fire in Johannesburg



At least 63 people died on Thursday 31 August 2023 in a fire that devastated a four-storey building in central Johannesburg on Thursday, the city’s emergency services said. «We found 63 bodies and we also have 43 people who suffered minor injuries,» emergency services spokesman Robert Mulaudzi told a local television channel.

The wounded, some of whom inhaled smoke, were taken to hospitals for treatment, he said. The fire that broke out in the night was extinguished and firefighters were busy Thursday morning looking for other possible victims. ‘We are going floor by floor’ in this research, Robert Mulaudzi explained, saying that the death toll could increase.

The cause of the tragedy was not yet known. The police, there, sealed the building. The building, a brick and white red building with burnt windows according to television images, is located in a disadvantaged area of the former business district of the economic center of South Africa. Residents had settled informally, according to the spokesperson.

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SENEGAL – Myriam Ndior is no longer, internauts pay a vibrant tribute



Senegalese actress Myriam Ndior fell asleep! She bowed out on the night of Tuesday to Wednesday, October 13, 2021. On social media, it is a public tribute to him. “Tata or Maman Myriam” as the younger generation affectionately called her. Stylist, Restorer, actress and producer, she is described as a simple, positive and loving woman. She played in the show Virginie where she was the mother of the young girls.

You got used to it often in the mornings, after dropping Rassul off to visit the children and me and then, no more news. I lost my phone again and all my contacts with it. Then I deserted Facebook again for almost 3 months and still no news. Yet I expected every morning to see you pass the threshold of my door but nothing, not even your shadow.” Seynabou Niang

“Myriam Ndior dème na! Myriam is …. I would never say it was…. Myriam is my birthday twin, we were both born on November 5 and she used to tell me all the time “that’s what makes us special” and we laughed. I prefer to remember this great and beautiful smile of you Mamounette.” wrote the restaurateur, wrote LaDiack La Linguère.

“Her name was Myriam Dembele Ndior. My soul mate is gone forever.” wrote columnist Aïcha Chadram Dramé.

“Sudden awakening. I am shocked. Or as I called you. May your soul rest in peace.” wrote Seyni Niang.

“Clan Mbegté (happy) loses her godmother. Difficult awakening. No words to heal the pain. Someone good is gone.” wrote Samba Bokoum.

Samba Bokoum et Myriam Ndior

“Tata, I became attached to you through the small screen. With your natural acting, I loved and appreciated you. And above all, your accessibility on the web and your goodness of soul that was reflected in each of your comments, have increased my attachment to you tenfold. May the Almighty welcome you into his heavenly paradise. You will not be forgotten!” wrote Fatou Moustapha Diop.

Myriam Ndior et les jeunes

Myriam Ndior’s television debut was made through an advertisement for a bank, so she never left the screen. It is then in series like “Belle Mere”, “Ma grande Famille” or “Idole”, that the general public discovers it. It will be heavily invested in social activities that are part of several charitable associations. She loved to surround herself with young people who today mourn her absence.

The funeral prayer of the deceased will be held this Wednesday, October 13 at 2 pm at the Comico mosque in the city of Ouakam followed by her burial. 

Myriam Ndior
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