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George building collapse death toll rises to 34

The death toll from the George building collapse has risen to 34.

This comes after one person died in hospital on Friday.

Rescue and recovery operations concluded last week, and the site is now officially a crime scene after it was handed over to the police and the Department of Labour for investigations.

Western Cape Police Commissioner Thembisile Patekile said a team of experienced detectives have been assigned to the case.

“Western Cape Government Health and Wellness can confirm that one of the patients sadly passed away on Friday, the 17th of May,” said Southern Cape Health Department spokesperson Nadia Ferreira.

“We currently still have five patients in hospital and four at a step-down facility.”


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Mapaseka Koetle

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