Multiple people have been injured while many are believed to be trapped in a structural collapse in Durban central. Picture: Netcare 911.
One person has been killed in the Durban CBD after a building collapsed on Tuesday morning.
Just after 9:30am, emergency services were called to the scene at the intersection of Yusuf Dadoo and Dr Goonam streets.
Life Response spokesperson, Leon Fourie said they found a number of people trapped in a shop and some had been hurt.
"We found that one person has passed away, and four people were injured in the collapse."
KwaZulu-Natal: One dead multiple injured, many believed to be trapped in structural collapse in Durban central https://t.co/z6SbUI947x#ArriveAlive #StructuralCollapse @Netcare911_sa pic.twitter.com/rGeoVg91Lj— Arrive Alive (@_ArriveAlive) June 9, 2020
"We managed to gain access by breaching through a wall, and when we got to the other side, we found another six people that had been entrapped in the building,Fourie said."
Part of a balcony collapsed at a building in Grey Street Durban. Reports of one fatality. pic.twitter.com/Oqf0bV8Lp9— Yusuf Abramjee (@Abramjee) June 9, 2020
The exact number of injured people is still to be confirmed.