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Death toll rises to 24 after building collapse in George Town, South Africa

The death toll from the collapse of an apartment building that occurred a week ago in South Africa rose today, with 24 people dead and 28 missing, authorities said. After news on Saturday that a survivor had been pulled up in what was described as a “miracle”, the chances of survival for those still missing dwindled as rescuers said they would search “every gap” in the wreckage. Four more dead people were found during the night and in the early morning hours today, as announced by the municipal authorities of the city of George. A total of 29 people were pulled from the rubble alive, including the man who was rescued on Saturday after being buried in the rubble for 116 hours. “It's a miracle we've all been hoping for,” said local authority chief Alan Winde. The causes of the accident are not yet known while rescue teams continue to work non-stop. But authorities also promised today to implement “plans […]
Source: News Beast

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