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18 Aug 2014
12:59 pm

Five killed in Alberton house collapse

The death toll in the house collapse in Alberton, south of Johannesburg, rose to five on Monday, paramedics said.

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The body of a fifth person was pulled from the rubble, Netcare 911 spokeswoman Santi Steinmann said.

An eighth injured person was taken to hospital. Earlier, paramedics said four people were killed and seven injured when the house they were building collapsed on them.

Nine people were believed to be trapped under the collapsed house.

Rescuers were working on freeing them. The cause of the accident was unknown.