4 killed as building collapses in Alberton

Johannesburg - Four people were killed and seven injured when the house they were building collapsed on them in Alberton, south of Johannesburg, on Monday, paramedics said.

Another nine people were still believed to be trapped under the rubble, Netcare 911 spokesperson Santi Steinmann said.

Rescuers were currently working on freeing them. The seven injured were treated on the scene and taken to hospital.

The cause of the accident was unknown.

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Francesco Aglioti 2014-08-18 12:44:54 PM
NO Jacob eish its the other way around u in Africa remember the white engineers have left
Jamill Ahmed 2014-08-18 12:51:05 PM
Jacob stop feeling pity for yourself apartheid is gone 20 years grow up you only making a fool of yourself playing the race card
Naas Du Plessis 2014-08-18 12:58:48 PM
No building regulations, planning permission etc for blacks. Fact. Sa government only takes the whites for a ride cause they are hard working and want to be successful.
Tshaga Tetelo 2014-08-18 01:02:16 PM
I've realised that comments in here are racists in the name that ANC is corrupt whilst in fact they mean that to lead by blacks breeds failure. But i listen to an Economic(a white man by the name ROODT) in Morning live this morning when he said that the South Africa economy has improved a lot that why there are many millionaires, the Host Leane asked that there are more poor people but he said no the fact that there are many millionaires means there are many people who are not poor.
Innocentia Dube 2014-08-18 01:07:56 PM
in EVERY news here the comments are always about racism and politics even if it's not relevant
Hennie Bezuidenhout 2014-08-18 01:16:45 PM
NOT sticking to the building requirements, and NO building inspection....
Wayne McCrae 2014-08-18 01:20:22 PM
Those " many new millionaires" probable have government connections........
Pieter de Jongh 2014-08-18 01:26:23 PM
Hang on! There's something missing from this story. 4 killed, 7 injured and another 9 trapped. That makes it 20 builders inside the house, busy building??? Firstly, I've never seen anybody being able to gather 20 builders at the same time to work on one house. Secondly, they were all inside the house? No-one standing around outside, mixing cement, etc.? Or if there were also people working outside, it means there were more than 20 working on one house. Sounds fishy to me. But I do feel sorry for those who were killed and injured, no need for that.
Jenny Anderson 2014-08-18 01:26:41 PM
Its not a government project, it happened in an estate I work 5 minutes from there.RIP
Nin Ja Kitty 2014-08-18 01:27:41 PM
Again people pay the price for unsafe quick builds. May they RIP.