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Fire gutted the Grand Central Hotel, in Parow near Cape Town, yesterday.
A spokesman for the fire and rescue services said two floors of the building were destroyed. The cause of the fire is not known.
He said two people were injured when they jumped from the building. They were admitted to hospital and are in a stable condition.
He said guests and staff were asleep when the fire broke out. - Sapa