Another ceiling collapse at Somerset Mall in Cape Town

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Screenshot of video filmed at the Somerset Mall roof collapse on February 6 2020.

Screenshot of video filmed at the Somerset Mall roof collapse on February 6 2020. (Twitter/@mic02468)

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WATCH: Moments after Somerset Mall roof collapse

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One person was injured after a part of the roof of the Somerset Mall in Somerset West collapsed. Watch.WATCH

There has been another ceiling collapse at the Somerset Mall in Somerset West, Cape Town's fire and rescue service said on Thursday.

"There was a roof collapse," said Cape Town's fire and rescue spokesperson Jermaine Carelse.

It is understood to have occurred in the area of Wimpy and Clicks.

Further details were not immediately available.

UPDATE: 'Lucky escape': Two treated for minor injuries after Somerset Mall ceiling collapse - emergency services

In 2018, one person was injured after a part of the roof collapsed.

The mall is expected to comment on the incident shortly.

The mall houses numerous retail brands and its website blurb promises "a safe, 'fun-filled entertainment environment'. "

At the time of the 2018 collapse, a precautionary audit on the structure was conducted.

The injury sustained in that collapse was attributed to a person tripping while running for safety.

READ AN UPDATE: 'Lucky escape': Two treated for minor injuries after Somerset Mall ceiling collapse - emergency services

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