Fire Casualties in South Africa

Fire Casualties in South Africa

10 September 2001

A 70,000 ha wildfire in Kruger National Park anda veld fire near Greytown in KwaZulu-Natal caused the death of 32 people.

At least 11 people, including six children, burned to death and several more were badly injured when veldfires blazed out of control inKwaZulu-Natal. And the death toll from the devastating fire in Kruger National Park has risen to 21, as some of the injured who initiallysurivived the blaze have died.


This image, made from MODIS data acquired on September
5, shows the perimeter of the fire burning and emitting heavy smoke. An irregularly shaped burn scar stands out in darkbrown against the landscape, indicating the extent of the fire. What appears to be another large burn scar can be seen justto the southeast.
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Source: Nasa´s Earthobservatory
(Image courtesy Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land
Rapid Response Team at NASA GSFC )

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