Tourists hurt in CT structure collapse

2013-03-18 10:42


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Cape Town - Two Namibian tourists were seriously injured when scaffolding at the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town collapsed on them, the Cape Times reported on Monday.

Danita Swanepoel, 23, and her husband Drikus were walking to the big wheel on Saturday evening when the 12m long and 5m high scaffolding fell and pinned them down.

"All I remember was walking in front of the wheel and the next minute I woke up on the floor. My husband was next to me. We didn't know what had happened. I was in so much pain," she said.

A rigging company hired by the Absa Cape Epic bicycle race was taking down the structure at the registration area when it fell.
The couple were recovering in hospital with head and leg injuries.

Absa Cape Epic spokesperson Tanya Odendaal told the newspaper they would conduct a full investigation into the "very serious matter".

V&A Waterfront spokesperson Carla White said they would co-operate with the engineers tasked with the investigation.

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