6 killed in vessel fire at Durban port

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6 killed in vessel fire at Durban port

PHOTO CREDIT: SAMSA

Six people lost their lives on Thursday in an incident involving a vessel fire at the Port of Durban, according to the South African Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA).

The authority confirmed the casualties, adding that the extent of the fire caused the Mozambique-flagged fishing vessel, named Tropical 1, to list on its port side.

There were no details available regarding the possible causes of the incident.

SAMSA said it had commenced investigation into the fire incident.