Two dead after wall collapses on home in Verulam, KZN

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Scene of the incident.PHOTO: pURNAL POONUSAMY
Scene of the incident.PHOTO: pURNAL POONUSAMY

A Verulam teenager (16) was killed and his mother (59) is presumed to be dead after a concrete wall collapsed on their home on Thursday night.

Speaking to The Witness at the scene, Prem Balram of Reaction Unit South Africa (RUSA) said that the bodies have not been recovered due to instability of the structure of the home, and they were waiting for specialised equipment to arrive.

Balram said that it is uncertain whether the collapse occurred due to heavy rainfall or if it happened because of poor workmanship.

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