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Media Release: Details Of Fire In Kruger National Park

05 September 2001

Fourteen members from the surrounding community who had been contracted to help cut grass as part of normal park management practice were caught up in the fire. Despite efforts from SANParks firefighters, the fourteen people could not be rescued and three SANParks rangers who were taking part in the rescue efforts also died. The fire is still raging. 

SANParks will initiate an official enquiry into the circumstances of the fire. 

No tourists were reported missing or injured. 

Details on the situation will be released as more information becomes available. 

A press conference is scheduled to take place at Skukuza at 15:00 this afternoon. 

Enquiries:
William Mabasa 
Public Relations Manager 
Kruger National Park 
Tel: 013-735-4363; Cell: 082-807-3919 

Or 

Dr Salifou Siddo 
Head: Communications 
South African National Parks (SANParks) 
Telephone: 012-426-5018 
Email:salifous@parks-sa.co.za

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