PICS AND VIDEO: Aftermath of mosque roof collapse

By Daily News Reporter Time of article published Nov 20, 2017

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Durban - One man was taken to hospital and two others were sustained minor injuries when the roof a mosque in Verulam collapsed on Monday afternoon.

The incident happened shortly after 1.30pm at a mosque in  Wick Street while worshippers were still in the building.

The injured worshipper, who was treated by paramedics on the scene was taken to hospital where he was undergoing X-Rays.

Prem Balram, Reaction Units South Africa spokesperson said, “At approximately 13:34 members of Reaction Unit South Africa were called out to the scene after receiving multiple calls from the public and businesses reporting an explosion at the mosque. Upon arrival it was established that as worshipers were exiting the mosque after their daily prayer the entire roof collapsed trapping several of them under the rubble.”
One man was taken to hospital and two others were sustained minor injuries when the roof a mosque in Verulam collapsed on Monday afternoon. VIDEO: Zainul Dawood


It could not be established as to how many people were in the mosque at the time of the collapse. The SAPS K9 Search and Rescue Unit with the use of a specialised dog is currently conducting a search of the debris to confirm that there are no further entrapments. 

Circumstances surrounding the structural collapse has yet to be established.

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