Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Rescue workers seek survivors after South Africa mall collapses

Rescue workers with sniffer dogs picked through rubble in search of
survivors on Wednesday after a soccer pitch-sized section of a
half-built mall collapsed, killing at least one and injuring dozens.
It was not immediately clear how many people might be still trapped in
the wreckage after the three-storey building in the South African town
of Tongaat, 30 km (20 miles) north of Durban, collapsed on Tuesday
"We have no idea how many are trapped at the moment, but we've only
got confirmation of three missing," police spokeswoman Mandy Govender
Sniffer dogs had located one "hot spot" area where workers were using
hydraulic rescue toolsto try and break through slabs of concrete and
steelbars, emergency services spokesman Chris Botha told broadcaster
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