The seat of the South African parliament, located in Cape Town, was hit by a major fire this morning. One of the oldest floors of the building was built in 1884. The newest ones date from 1920 and 1980.
Initial reports indicate that the flames started on the third floor of the building, in the area of the offices.
The fire spread and also reached the National Assembly building. Due to the proportions of the incident, cracks appeared in the walls of the Parliament building.
Firefighters try to control the flames of the occurrence, which started around 3:30 am (GMT). So far, there are no injuries and the causes of the fire have not yet been identified.