One dead, 29 injured in KZN roof collapse

By Drum Digital
19 November 2013

One death and 29 injuries have so far been confirmed after a roof collapse on Tuesday at a shopping mall, north of Durban, on Tuesday, KwaZulu-Natal police said.

Netcare 911 spokesman Chris Botha said as many as 40 people were feared trapped under the rubble.

Some of the injured had been taken to hospital.

Earlier, he said there was unconfirmed number of 50 people trapped but this had been revised.

The shopping mall was under construction when one of the roofing levels had collapsed on workers.

Botha said roads surrounding the construction site have been closed.

A Sapa reporter on the scene said about 100 onlookers stood on the edge of the cordoned off construction site.

Scores of police and search and rescue officials were on the scene, sifting through the rubble under big spotlights.

-SAPA

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