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VIDEO: 8 shops destroyed by fire in Mahikeng CBD, looters stopped by police

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On Monday morning, several shops at a shopping complex on Station Road in the Mahikeng CBD were engulfed in fire. It didn’t, however, deter some residents from entering the building trying to loot whatever still could be salvaged.

According to the emergency rescue officials, the blaze had broken out in one of the shops at about 5am and then spread to seven more shops, such as Bradlows, Boxer Supermarket, and Sportscene. Fortunately, no one was hurt in the incident.

The raging fire and a cloud of black smoke drew a crowd of curious bystanders closer to the complex. Soon enough, some of them decided to try and steal the goods from the burning shops. They were stopped by the police officers who had to use rubber bullets to disperse the crowd.

It has not been confirmed yet what caused the fire but the initial report suggests an electrical fault.

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