(formerly The Tongaat-Hulett Group Limited)
(Registration number 1892/000610/06)
Share code: TON
MEDIA RELEASE – FIRE AT RAW SUGAR STORAGE FACILITY AT SUGAR REFINERY
Tongaat Hulett said that a fire had broken out at the raw sugar storage facility of its sugar refinery operation in South Coast Road, Durban. The fire broke out at approximately 04:40 today and had been extinguished by 08:00.
Tongaat Hulett Sugar South Africa MD, Martin Mohale says “Two of the three raw sugar stores were destroyed by the fire and a third store was partially damaged.
The sugar factory was not affected. There were no injuries. We are investigating the exact cause of the fire and the impact that it will have on operations.
Tongaat Hulett will be able to continue supplying our local customers based on the level of finished product that we have available. We are already working with our insurers in order to determine how soon we can start rebuilding of the affected facilities.”
Martin Mohale concludes, “I would like to thank the eThekwini Fire Department for the important role that they played in ensuring that the blaze was extinguished so quickly.”
09 May 2008
INVESTEC BANK LIMITED
Date: 09/05/2008 13:41:01 Produced by the JSE SENS Department.
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