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Two dead after Johannesburg building collapse

2012-03-29 16:11

Johannesburg - Two men died after a second collapse at a condemned building on the corner of Jeppe and End streets in Johannesburg on Thursday, paramedics said.

Netcare 911 spokesperson Jeffrey Wicks said the second and third floor of the building collapsed.

"Two men were inside the building and were crushed underneath the rubble," he said.

On March 21, a man was injured when a section of the building collapsed.

In February, a fire ripped through the building and people stole the steel support beams from the structure, which may have caused that collapse.


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Comments
  • Marion - 2012-03-29 16:13

    May they RIP. Can't understand why they were in a condemned and obviously dangerous building. This site should be fenced off totally before more deaths happen.

      Randomhero6661 - 2012-03-29 16:35

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      Kala - 2012-03-29 16:44

      The very people that caused the building to be condemned in the first place are more than likely those that were killed by it collapsing. Good justice I say.

      Sheik - 2012-03-29 17:46

      Marion, heres a quote by Harold MacMillian Ex British Prime Minister which is more apt today and cover's your fencing problem. " There should be a wall build around Africa and every 100 years or so, remove a brick to see if there has been any progress"

      Craig - 2012-03-29 20:13

      The fence will be stolen......

      CoronaSherona - 2012-03-30 02:23

      Jhb is rotting from the core outwards and people are desperate for cover and refuge. Maybe you can't understand why they were in that building but that's because you have no idea about the hard life and Enrico, you are a despicable human being. I just don't get you people that want to condemn people. #bigotsmakemesick

  • Carlton - 2012-03-29 16:20

    F**k this. I'm emigrating from this h*ll-hole call South f**ken Africa.

      waltersmpowerfm - 2012-03-29 16:24

      It's a hellhole because of gravity? I don't know how to break this news to you mate...

      Shanelle - 2012-03-29 16:27

      Now Carlton I don't understand? Who are you blaming for this? The building was condemned. What were they doing there? - May they RIP. You play with fire you get burned. Its unfortunate but its true.

      jowza1 - 2012-03-29 16:31

      good bye carlton

      dinnyesilva - 2012-03-29 16:40

      Good-bye!

      Junebugg - 2012-03-29 16:45

      @Shanelle Good point, you had me laughing there

      abe.taylor125 - 2012-03-29 18:02

      carlton...the whole world is a f**ken hell hole, in case you haven't noticed...take your pick, but just f**ck of somewhere else...

      tebogoglen.mashego - 2012-03-29 18:26

      Tx for going carlton. Minus one 'problem'

  • valcooperRSA - 2012-03-29 16:25

    Well.....it was condemned after all....what the hell were they doing there how did they get in ...why wasn't safety measures put in place to keep people out....

      Irene - 2012-03-29 16:35

      Look at who's running the country and you'll find the answer.

      Squeegee - 2012-03-29 16:48

      What? Do you want police to guard empty buildings rather than protect the public? They were STEALING - metal, whatever they could carry. If someone stole your spine your head would fall into your pants - that's what happened.

  • Shirley - 2012-03-29 16:39

    If they were there illegaly then I have no sympathy. Many of the condemned buildings are full of illegal people who refuse to move out!

  • Ze Don - 2012-03-29 16:43

    Deja vu...

  • bmahlax - 2012-03-29 16:56

    the question what does those 2 guys were they doin in that bldng? is clear they r responsoible 4 the collapsed bldng and their live clearly cause maybe they were in there 2 steal what is left. how it only b 2 of dem. condolenses 2 their families 4 such lost may de RIP.

  • John - 2012-03-29 17:16

    Has the rubble been stolen yet?

  • aiazmir - 2012-03-29 18:51

    I suppose the true villain was gravity. Some people, myself included, don't really understand that gravity works in a particular way. Gravity leads to the grave. Maybe that's why the call it gravity. Perhaps if we changed out laws and told people "Occupy any wall, and if it falls on you, we will send the Director of Public Prosecutions to investigate, because falling floors are meant to go up not down. And then we will get Mdme Modonsela to tell the ANC that such laws are not "wekking". I am all for changing the law of gravity. Put them on the statute books, and invite our citizens to oppose them. That seems to be the ANC way.

  • Hendrik - 2012-03-29 22:08

    i was there today these guys deserve what they got they were busy stealing the beams when the wall collapsed

  • CoronaSherona - 2012-03-30 02:22

    Jhb is rotting from the core outwards and people are desperate for cover and refuge. Maybe you can't understand why they were in that building but that's because you have no idea about the hard life and Enrico, you are a despicable human being. I just don't get you people that want to condemn people. #bigotsmakemesick

  • brionyl.french - 2012-03-30 06:27

    Sadly this is because of our new government and any death really since they came into power is their fault because of their lack of interest in running the country properly.

  • Tim - 2012-03-30 07:01

    JOBURG CITY COUNCIL SWITCH OFF STREET LIGHTS ON 24 HOURS A DAY!!!!! JOBURG CITY COUNCIL SWITCH OFF STREET LIGHTS ON 24 HOURS A DAY!!!!! JOBURG CITY COUNCIL SWITCH OFF STREET LIGHTS ON 24 HOURS A DAY!!!!! JOBURG CITY COUNCIL SWITCH OFF STREET LIGHTS ON 24 HOURS A DAY!!!!!

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