Brazilian football was in mourning on Friday after 10 people died when a fire ripped through a youth training facility at the country’s most popular club, Flamengo, authorities said.
Fire-fighters have managed to extinguish the blaze at Holy Cross Primary School and started with damping down operations as the Cape Town heat continues to persist.
The alleged Overstrand arsonist, Sheldon April, who is accused of igniting a devastating fire in a nature reserve near Betty’s Bay on New Year’s Day, has been granted bail of R5 000 in the Caledon Magistrate’s Court.
Firefighters will continue to monitor the situation on Lion’s Head and Signal Hill in Cape Town after containing a threatening mountain fire overnight.
Aerial support has been brought in to assist in water-bombing the fire raging between Signal Hill and Lion’s Head in Cape Town.