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Hope fades for 44 trapped in collapsed South African building

Johannesburg, South Africa Reuters Relatives of 44 construction workers trapped under a collapsed building in the South African city of George faced a fourth day of anguished waiting on Thursday as heavy machinery worked at the site in a race against time to find any survivors. Of 81 people who were on site when the […]

Survivor recounts moment he emerged from deadly South African building collapse

George, South Africa Reuters Moses Malala, a 34-year-old construction worker who escaped the wreckage of a five-storey building in George, South Africa, recalled the moment it collapsed and a cloud of dust engulfed him, as rescue efforts continued at the site 48 hours on. Seventy-five construction workers, including Malala, were on site when the building […]

Rescuers search for survivors after South Africa building collapse

George, South Africa Reuters Rescuers were using cranes, drills and their bare hands to try to reach dozens of people trapped when a multi-storey building being built in the South African city of George collapsed, killing at least six people. Of the 75 workers who had been on the construction site, 48 remain unaccounted for […]

At least five killed, dozens trapped in building collapse in South Africa

Updated: 8:30pm (AEST) George, South Africa Reuters Rescuers searched through the debris of a multi-storey building collapse in the South African city of George early on Tuesday that has left at least five people dead and dozens still trapped. President Cyril Ramaphosa offered his condolences to the families of the deceased and called for an […]