George building collapse death toll rises to 24

Posted on May 13, 2024
by Yashmika Dukaran

The death toll from the George building collapse has now reached 24, with 13 individuals hospitalized. Search and rescue efforts are ongoing.

Western Cape Premier Alan Winde emphasized the need for authorities to determine the cause of the tragic collapse, which has claimed at least 24 lives. Public Works and Infrastructure Minister Sihle Zikalala is scheduled to visit the disaster site on Monday, accompanied by a delegation of environmental professionals and construction industry experts.

The purpose of the visit is to investigate the involvement of professionals in the project and assess compliance with building regulations.