It is alleged that a woman, desperate to escape protestors, fell through this roof sheeting and died in Sea Cow Lake, Durban on Monday. Picture by Rescue Care Paramedics.

Durban - A woman has been killed and two others were seriously injured after falling through a roof of a shopping mall in Inanda Road Springfield Park whilst running away from violent protesters on Monday.

Protests had broken out on Sunday night in the Kenville area. Police are on the scene 

Rescue Care Paramedics spokesperson Garrith Jamieson said when they arrived on the scene to a local centre at 9:20 am they were escorted by SAPS to an area where a patient had fallen from the roof.

"A woman believed to be approximately 45-years-old had fallen through a Perspex part of the ceiling approximately 3 metres. She had sustained major injuries. Unfortunately, there was nothing paramedics could do for her. She was declared deceased on the scene. Two other gentlemen who were also running on the roof fell and sustained serious injuries. They were stabilised by paramedics before being transported to a nearby hospital for the further care that they required.


Greenwood Park police have opened an inquest docket for investigation.

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