Bloemfontein - The popular hang-out Cubana in Westdene, Bloemfontein was mysteriously destroyed by a fire on Saturday morning.
Radio station ofm.co.za reported that an explosion inside the eatery may have triggered the blaze that burned down the restaurant.
There were no fatalities and neighbouring buildings were not affected.
When the Mangaung Metro’s fire department arrived at the scene, there was already nothing left of the building, according to the Bloemfontein Courant.
Structural fire:— Bloemfontein Medics (@BFN_EMS) November 24, 2018
Please note of road closure due to structural fire. Road closure at Pres. Reitz ave & 2nd Ave, Westdene. All services on scene. @_ArriveAlive @fs_health #MangaungFireandRescue @ER24EMS @Netcare911_sa @Med247Ambulance @afriforum #911 @SAPoliceService pic.twitter.com/BEDdpR7kL2
On Twitter, locals shared pictures and videos on social media as the restaurant was engulfed by the inferno.
Cubana Bloemfontein in flames😭😭😭😭😭 i feel for the owners and employees pic.twitter.com/NFJK6ndhgU— Bokamoso😋😋😋 (@candice_tlhakun) November 24, 2018
Cubana 🇨🇺 Restaurant, Bloemfontein burns down.— Trending Videos [SA] (@TrendingVids_SA) November 24, 2018
Before After pic.twitter.com/TnUe8IxOBD