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South Africa: Massive Fire Breaks Out At Parliament Building In Cape Town

CAPE TOWN: Massive fire broke out at the Parliament building in Cape Town of South Africa on Sunday morning (January 2). JP Smith, the mayoral committee member for safety and security, said the national assembly building was on fire and flames had spread to the roof, media reported. No casualties have been reported so far.

"The fire has not been contained and reports of cracks in some walls of the building have been confirmed. The 36 firefighters on the scene had requested more resources to tackle the blaze, Smith said.

The alarm was raised at 5 am and Smith said initial reports indicated the fire started in office space on the third floor and spread toward the gymnasium. The matter of relief is that no casualties have been reported in the incident.