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newsTimesLIVE reports that thirty-three workers had been removed from the rubble of the collapsed multistorey construction site in George as at 7.40pm on Tuesday, and the death toll had risen to seven.

Rescuers retrieved five more workers between 2pm and 7.40pm on Tuesday. In an update, the George municipality said this left 42 people unaccounted for as 75 workers were present on the site at the time of the collapse at 2.09pm on Monday. On Tuesday afternoon, George mayor Leon van Wyk reported that the developers of the site, Neotrend Group, submitted building plans to the municipality in December 2022 and the plans were approved on 6 July 2023. The plans consisted of four-storey apartments, parking and a basement. The Department of Employment and Labour said it could not probe the cause of the collapse until the investigation was handed over to the department.

  • Read the full original of the report in the above regard at TimesLIVE
  • Read too, Death toll now at seven from George building collapse, at SABC News

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