Locked doors, no water: Firemen relive Bank of Lisbon inferno hell

13 November 2018 - 09:00 By Alex Patrick
Livhuwani Maumela and Moleko Issac Bereng, wounded in the Bank of Lisbon fire, are released from Milpark Hospital on Monday, November 5.
Livhuwani Maumela and Moleko Issac Bereng, wounded in the Bank of Lisbon fire, are released from Milpark Hospital on Monday, November 5.
Image: Thapelo Morebui/ The Sunday Times

“We were injured and we were looking around the building for water. Our bullet [to kill the fire] is water; without water we cannot beat the fire. We had no access to water ... ”

Those were the words of Moleko Isaac Bereng, who spent more than two months in hospital with fellow firefighter Livhuwani Maumela following the Bank of Lisbon building fire that killed three of their colleagues.

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