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Wednesday, 20 November 2013 03:58

PhotoNews: Building collapse in South Africa

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 "A building in Tongaat, South Africa, collapsed on Tuesday, November 19, killing at least two people and injuring dozens more. Rescue teams rushed to the scene to help construction workers who were trapped beneath the rubble. "- CNN

 

"At least two people have died and up to 40 people are feared trapped after a roof collapsed at a construction site in eastern South Africa, emergency services say. The collapse occurred in the township of Tongaat, near Durban. Thirty people have been transported to the hospital with injuries ranging from moderate to critical, Crisis Medical operations director Neil Powell told CNN from the scene. Powell said the construction work had been taking place beside a shopping mall." - CNN

A paramedic looks for people trapped in the collapsed building. The South African Press Association reported that the building was a shopping mall under construction.

Paramedics look for people trapped in the rubble.

"It's unknown exactly what caused the collapse," said Crisis Medical operations director Neil Powell. "There was a large amount of scaffolding and cement foundation that collapsed on to some of the construction workers."

Thirty people have been transported to the hospital with injuries ranging from moderate to critical, Powell told CNN from the scene.

Medical personnel carry an injured person from the site of the collapse.

Another view of the damage.

Last modified on Wednesday, 20 November 2013 04:02

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