Jozini Dam: German Tourist and Crew Member Killed in Fire on Luxury Boat, 1 Person Missing

Jozini Dam: German Tourist and Crew Member Killed in Fire on Luxury Boat, 1 Person Missing

  • Two people were tragically killed on Sunday in a houseboat fire in KwaZulu-Natal
  • The fire broke out on the luxurious Shayamanzi I and another crew member who was on board is missing as well
  • One of the people who died in the incident is a tourist from Germany and the other is a crew member

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JOZINI - Shayamanzi Luxury House Boats has confirmed on social media that two people were killed in a fire that erupted on a luxurious houseboat in Jozini, KwaZulu-Natal on Sunday.

Those deceased include a tourist from Germany and a crew member. Reports say another crew member is missing following the incident.

Jozini Lake, German Tourist, Crew Member, Fire Houseboat, 1 Person Missing
A German tourist and a crew member were killed in a fire that broke out on a houseboat in KwaZulu-Natal. Image: Randolf Jorberg
Source: Facebook

According to The Witness, the company stated that it is currently trying to understand what actually led to the fire and will work with the authorities in the investigations.

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They also stated that they will also assist the surviving guests and crew members to deal with the tragic event.

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According to TimesLIVE, Shayamanzi is a family-run company and the fire that broke out occurred on the Shayamanzi I. The houseboat has six cabins and a jacuzzi. The boat is usually serviced by four crew members.

The vessel was launched in 2002 by the MEC of Agriculture and Environmental Affairs in KwaZulu-Natal Dr Narend Singh.

Here's what South Africans had to say about the tragic accident:

@BJTembe1 said:

"Sad story. I cross this dam when going home."

@bboy_zoid said:

"RIP to all the dead. Also, when was this?"

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Source: Briefly News

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