KZN emergency teams retrieve mother and son’s body from collapsed structure in 6-hour long rescue effort
Rescue teams were able to retrieve the bodies of a mother and son who died when a retaining wall fell onto a home in Waterloo.
Reaction Unit SA spokesperson, Prem Balram, said the 59-year-old woman and her 16-year-old son were crushed when the retaining wall fell onto the roof of the home.“The youngster was crushed in his bed and his mother could be heard cyring. She then went quiet and presumably died. The woman’s older son managed to escape without injury,” Balram said.
Picture: RUSAHe said rescuers were unable to enter the building on Thursday, due to bad lighting and the risk of further structural collapse.Emergency services and Disaster Management teams had to wait for specialised equipment to arrive before they were able to retrieve the bodies.Read more: IOL News »
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