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Video: South Africa Mall roof collapse in Tongaat

3 people dead & up to 50 trapped after tragedy at construction site

At least three people have died and about 50 are feared trapped after a roof collapsed at the construction site of a South African shopping mall yesterday (Tuesday, November 19), according to various media reports.

Rescue teams began working in the dark and using sniffer dogs to look for survivors beneath the rubble at the site in Tongaat, north of Durban.

About 30 people had been taken to hospital - some with massive traumatic injuries, paramedics say.

Officials said those trapped were construction workers. 

Sky News reported that it is not clear what caused the three-storey building to collapse but a deputy mayor in the area said authorities had obtained an injunction a month ago to stop construction at the site

See a video of the incident below.

 

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