Durban sinkhole gridlocks city

2015-04-02 15:58
Engineers cordon off the intersection of Essenwood and St Thomas Roads in Glenwood after part of the junction collapsed. (Jeff Wicks, News24)

Engineers cordon off the intersection of Essenwood and St Thomas Roads in Glenwood after part of the junction collapsed. (Jeff Wicks, News24)

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Durban - eThekwini municipal engineers are attending to a sinkhole that caused the collapse of an intersection in Musgrave, one of Durban’s premier suburbs, on Thursday. 

The engineers, as well as officials from the road maintenance and water departments descended on the junction of St Thomas and Stephen Dlamini [Essenwood] Roads which has caused gridlock traffic throughout the city.

Rescue Care spokesperson Garrith Jamieson said medics had responded to the scene.

“We dispatched ambulances to the scene because the same thing happened in the same intersection in 2009 and then a car had disappeared inside the hole," he said

“Luckily in this instance no one was injured."

In 2009, a burst water pipe caused the entire intersection to collapse and even prompted an evacuation of a nearby block of flats.

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