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Deadly mall collapse in South Africa

A rescue worker, center, walks amongst rubble after a mall collapsed in Tongaat, South Africa, Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013. Rescue workers in South Africa are searching for any survivors in the rubble of a shopping mall under construction that partially collapsed, killing one person and injuring 29. Police Lt. Mandy Govender said Wednesday that authorities were trying to ascertain the whereabouts of several workers who were reported missing following the collapse on Tuesday. (AP Photo)

Deadly mall collapse in South Africa

Yahoo News

At least one person was killed and up to 50 more were trapped under rubble after a half-built shopping mall collapsed near the South African coastal city of Durban, emergency services and domestic media said on Tuesday.

A further 26 people had been taken to hospital in the town of Tongaat, 30 km (20 miles) north of Durban, with "massive traumatic injuries", Chris Botha, a spokesman for the Netcare 911 emergency service, told Reuters.

It was not yet clear what had caused the collapse. (REUTERS)