Tongaat Mall Building Collapse and Inquiry

ghoti

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Cape Town – A construction site in Tongaat in KwaZulu-Natal has collapse trapping 50 people, according to reports.

Netcare 911 spokesperson Santi Steinmann said on Tuesday that emergency services were responding to reports of a shopping centre that collapse in Tongaat.

“Approximately 50 might be trapped in the building,” she said.

Ethekwini fire department chief Mark te Water confirmed a building had collapsed in the area. Workmen were trapped and his department had dispatched units to the scene, Te Water said.
http://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/News/50-trapped-after-KZN-building-collapses-20131119
 
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50 feared dead in KZN roof collapse

About 50 workers are feared trapped under rubble after the roof of a shopping mall collapsed in Tongaat, north of Durban, on Tuesday, paramedics said.

The shopping mall was under construction, Netcare 911 spokesman Chris Botha said.

"We have an unconfirmed number of 50 people [trapped inside]. It is a shopping mall which was under construction," he said.

Ethekwini fire department chief Mark te Water confirmed a building had collapsed in the area. Workmen were trapped and his department had dispatched units to the scene, Te Water said.


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Date : 19 Nov 2013 18:00
 

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All night rescue operation expected

Efforts to rescue about 50 workers feared trapped on Tuesday after a roof collapse at a Tongaat shopping mall, north of Durban, could take all night, paramedics said.

"It will take a very long time, we probably looking at an all night stint," Netcare 911 spokesman Chris Botha told eNCA.

About a 100 metres of concrete slabs which were about 18 inches thick had crashed to the ground.

He said it was a mangled mess under the concrete.

Some survivors had already been found and taken to hospital.

Botha said he hoped that others would be found alive.

The shopping mall was under construction.

"We have an unconfirmed number of 50 people [trapped inside]. It is a shopping mall which was under construction," he said.

Ethekwini fire department chief Mark te Water confirmed a building had collapsed in the area. Workmen were trapped and his department had dispatched units to the scene, Te Water said.


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Date : 19 Nov 2013 18:31
 

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I live close by and it's a shocking scene.. The land lord cut a few corners on this project...
 

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Disaster: Tongaat - Kwazulu Natal. 50 people are believed to be trapped under a building that collapsed a short while ago. The RUSA control center received several calls from a consruction site in the Tongaat cbd requesting for medical and rescue services after an entire floor of a building collapsed on workers. Reaction Officers who responded contacted several emergency services, search and rescue etc. 17 victims have been pulled out in critical condition. Help is needed to rescue all that are trapped.
 

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Could also be the contractor...

Well, don't just sit there, typing... post a few pics! :p
not that close, Traffic is quite heavily congested... I took an alternative route. The only pictures I've seen are the ones from Twitter.
 

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First the Eskom tunnel collapse near Ladysmith and now this....
 

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One death and 29 injuries have been reported so far, after a roof collapse on Tuesday at a shopping mall, north of Durban.

Netcare 911 spokesman Chris Botha said 29 people were taken to hospital and that emergency workers were searching for another 50 feared trapped under the rubble.

Captain Thulani Zwane said one person had died and 17 were injured.

The shopping mall was under construction when a roofing level collapsed on workers.

Botha said earlier that roads surrounding the construction site had been closed.

A Sapa reporter on the scene said about a hundred onlookers were standing at the edge of the cordoned off construction site.

Scores of police and search and rescue officials were on the scene, sifting through the rubble under big spotlights.


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Date : 19 Nov 2013 19:09
 

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Heads are gonna roll. Which contractor / construction company is responsible for the building of the roof?

Hope the rest come out alive! :(
 
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