Friday, May 17, 2024

Search and recovery efforts of George building collapse called off

The George building collapse is officially a crime scene and has officially been handed over for a formal investigation by the South African Police Service (SAPS) who will hand it over to the Department of Labour and Employment for their formal investigation to be conducted.

COURTESY: Garden Route District Municipality

This means that after about ten days, rescue and recovery operations at the collapsed building site in Victoria Street have been called off.

The municipality and authorities have also revised the figure to 62, from 81. In a statement, the George municipality said that as the rescue operation unfolded the numbers fluctuated, however it says only 62 individuals were either recovered or rescued which allows for a 54.8% rescue rate. Of the 62, 33 workers were declared deceased.

COURTESY: Garden Route District Municipality

Repatriations are being undertaken by the Consulates of Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Malawi and Lesotho.


Done By: Esobusi Mkangelwa

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