Initial probe rules out lit cigarette as cause of Hartbeespoort boat fire

Investigations are underway to determine the cause of the the fire on board a boat that left four people dead at Hartbeespoort Dam over the weekend.

While details remain sketchy, possible non-compliance with safety standards could be behind the tragic incident.

702's John Robbie spoke to acting principal officer at the SA Maritime Safety Authority, Imraan Davies.

What the owner has told us is something that we cannot see. That's why an investigation needs to take place.

Imraan Davies, SA Maritime Safety Authorities

Davies said that investigations at this stage have not revealed any indication of a cigarette being lit as suspected when the news broke.

Listen here for more details about the incident:


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