Wind rips roofs off Eastern Cape hospitals

2013-09-19 20:39

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Johannesburg - Heavy winds blew off the roofs of three hospitals in the Eastern Cape on Thursday, the province's health department said.

They were the Nelson Mandela Academic Hospital in Mthatha, Glen Grey Hospital in Lady Frere and Cofimvaba Hospital, said spokesperson Sizwe Kupelo.

A team of building experts had been sent to assess the damage.

"No injuries were reported, patients are still safe," said Kupelo.

Eastern Cape Health MEC Sicelo Gqobana would visit the hospitals on Friday, he said.

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