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Firefighter falls from upper floor of govt building while battling blaze

A firefighter fell from the upper floors of a government building in the Johannesburg CBD while battling a blaze there on Wednesday morning.

Johannesburg Emergency Services spokesperson Nana Radebe told News24 that paramedics were on scene.

Tweets from Independent Online confirmed that a body lay on the pavement next to the building.

Radebe said the building was evacuated after the fire broke.

Further details were not immediately available.

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