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Teachers and children evacuated as school burns in Cape Town

Holy Cross Primary School in Cape Town on Thursday kept emergency services personnel busy after it caught fire during school hours.
Holy Cross Primary School in Cape Town on Thursday kept emergency services personnel busy after it caught fire during school hours.
Image: 123RF/Vudhikul Ocharoen

Teachers and pupils were safely evacuated after the Holy Cross Primary School in central Cape Town caught fire on Thursday.

Cape Town fire and rescue spokesperson Theo Layne said eight vehicles and 27 firefighters had been sent to the school.

"No injuries have been reported and the cause of the fire is undetermined at this stage‚" he said.

Video footage showed part of the building had been gutted by flames.

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