ONE PER­SON STILL MISS­ING FOL­LOW­ING MALL COL­LAPSE

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ONE per­son is still miss­ing fol­low­ing the Ton­gaat mall col­lapse.

Ton­gaat po­lice spokesper­son Lieu­tenant Mandy Goven­der con­firmed yes­ter­day that po­lice knew the iden­tity of the miss­ing per­son, but would not yet re­lease the name.

Those in­jured in the mall col­lapse on Tues­day are re­cov­er­ing in hos­pi­tals around the Dur­ban area, said Nh­lanhla Khu­malo from the Labour Depart­ment.

“Some have been dis­charged and oth­ers are still re­cov­er­ing in hos­pi­tal,” he said.

The depart­ment has now taken con­trol of the site to do the nec­es­sary in­ves­ti­ga­tions. A search team is also on site daily to sift through the rub­ble and con­crete in the hopes of find­ing the body of the last vic­tim.

Goven­der said the po­lice had opened a cul­pa­ble homi­cide case. “We still have to as­cer­tain who is re­spon­si­ble for the death and in­juries.

“We are now con­cen­trat­ing on the fa­tal­ity. State­ments are be­ing ob­tained with the in­ten­tion of find­ing who was re­spon­si­ble,” said Goven­der.

– WR.

NOLITA MG­WEBI and oth­ers tried to help one man whose legs were badly in­jured when he was thrown across the rail­way line as the struc­ture col­lapsed

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