'I saw bricks and scaffolding falling down'

JOHANNESBURG - Emergency services are on the scene of a wall collapse in Orange Grove in which 16 people have been injured after the structure fell on two taxis and a car.

It’s understood that the building on the corner of 2nd Avenue and Louis Botha was under construction when it gave way.

EMS’ Robert Mulaudzi says paramedics are treating the injured.

“Fourteen received minor injuries and the other two moderate injuries - they were from the taxi. There are renovations being done in the area.”

A man who drove past the area earlier described the scene.

“I was checking the rear-view mirror and suddenly I saw bricks and scaffolding falling down and it landed on a taxi. It looked like the taxi was flat, the one side was crushed.”

Building inspectors will now assess the construction site.

Mulaudzi says all necessary checks must be conducted to ensure another collapse doesn’t occur.

“We’re going to make sure that our building-control inspectors are able to check the building to ensure that it’s safer, that there’s no movement in the area and that we can avoid another collapse.”


This article first appeared on EWN : 'I saw bricks and scaffolding falling down'


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