Three crushed by concrete slab

Rescue technicians use specialized equipment in their effort to recover the bodies of three men killed when a building collapsed in Jacobs, Durban, on Wednesday.
Rescue technicians use specialized equipment in their effort to recover the bodies of three men killed when a building collapsed in Jacobs, Durban, on Wednesday.
Image: Supplied: Police SAR

Three people were killed when part of a building‚ which had been under construction‚ collapsed on Chamberlain Road in Wentworth‚ south of Durban‚ on Wednesday.

Several others were injured in the incident.

Initial reports from the scene indicate that three people‚ understood to be construction workers‚ were killed when they were crushed under tons of concrete.

Paramedics‚ fire-fighters and members of the police’s Search and Rescue Unit descended on the scene.

A concrete slab lay over what appeared to be an articulated truck and a burst pipe sent a stream of water rushing skyward.

Rescuecare spokesman Garrith Jamieson said that several injured construction workers had been treated and stabilised at the scene by medics‚ before they were transported by ambulance to a nearby hospital.

The effort to recover the bodies trapped underneath the rubble has begun.

Andile Dlamini watched as a wall at a construction site collapsed onto Chamberlain Road in Wentworth‚ south of Durban‚ on Wednesday afternoon. Three people were killed in the incident.

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