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GeorgeThe Citizen reports that the death toll from a collapsed building in George has reportedly increased to four, with around 51 construction workers still trapped on Tuesday morning under the rubble.

The five-storey apartment block was under construction along Victoria Street next to the George municipality offices. Emergency services have so far managed to pull out 24 workers. The rescued have been taken to hospital. Ten of the injured are apparently in a serious condition. According to the George Municipality, 75 construction workers were present on the site at the time of the collapse, which occurred at around 2pm on Monday. Three teams of rescue personnel are currently working on three different areas within the site of the collapsed building. Multiple Disaster Service personnel, including SAPS Search and Rescue teams with sniffer dogs and emergency teams from the City of Cape Town and Breede Valley Local Municipality have joined rescuers on site of the tragedy. MMC for community safety Marais Kruger called it one of the most tragic events to have ever hit George.

  • Read the full original of the report in the above regard by Nicholas Zaal at The Citizen
  • Lees ook, Tragedie tref George toe gebou ineenstort, by Maroela Media

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