Structural Collapse in Durban

Four people have been injured after a structural collapse on West Street, before Stanger Street in Durban. The incident occurred  just after 3pm today.

The rescue paramedics arrived on the scene to find that four people had been injured in the collapse. They had been injured after the top structure of a building site had given way for unknown reasons. The paramedics had treated and stabalised the four injured before the South African Police Service (SAPS) Search and Rescue and the Durban Fire Department set up a rescue system.

A specialised crane was brought in by the fire department and the injured was brought down from the 15 metre structure. Once the injured were brought down to the road, they were transported to a nearby hospital by ambulance.

At this stage it is unclear what caused the structural collapse however the SAPS were on the scene and will be investigating the incident further.