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World News of Wednesday, 12 September 2018

Source: bbc.com

Emotional memorial for SA firefighters

SA Fire Fighters.png The three South African firefighters, who died last week while battling a blaze

A memorial service for three South African firefighters, who died last week while battling a blaze, is taking place at the Ellis Park Stadium in Johannesburg.

Earlier, there were emotional scenes as wreaths were laid at the Bank of Lisbon building where the tragedy took place.

Journalists have been tweeting photos and videos from the scene, including one of a choir paying tribute to their colleagues.

The mayor of Johannesburg, Herman Mashaba, was also at the wreath laying, tweeting using the hashtag #JoburgsBravest

The service at Ellis Park is now under way to remember Mduduzi Ndlovu, Khathutshelo Muedi and Simphiwe Moropana.

In the week since their death, there have been an outpouring of emotion commending their bravery and offers of support for their families.

Mr. Moropana fell from the block while fighting the fire in the government building. Mr. Ndlovu and Mr. Muedi became trapped in the building.