Floods, fires and traffic congestion: Joburg's chaotic Tuesday

About 100 homes were destroyed after a fire broke out in Alexandra, Johannesburg.
About 100 homes were destroyed after a fire broke out in Alexandra, Johannesburg.
Image: via Twitter/ @CityPowerJhb

It was a chaotic Tuesday in Johannesburg as the city experienced devastating fires, traffic congestion and heavy rains that led to flooding. 

In Alexandra township north of Johannesburg, one person was injured and many were left homeless after a fire ripped through the area.

Emergency services said the fire, which has since been put out, destroyed about 100 shacks. 

City Power said an electricity pylon and its overhead lines had collapsed, setting several shacks alight, reported TimesLIVE.

The city experienced heavy traffic congestion due to flooding, which left many commuters stuck in traffic for several hours on Tuesday evening. 


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