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MEDIA STATEMENT: 3 pm Status Update – Building Collapse, Victoria Street, George, 9 May 2024

George Municipality confirms that figures remain unchanged at this point, 3:00 pm 9 May.

Total Number on-site at the time of incident: 81
Patients retrieved: 37
Patients blue: 8 (deceased)
Patients red status on recovery from site: 16 (critical)
Patients yellow status on recovery from site: 6 (life-threatening injuries)
Patients green status on recovery from site: 7 (minor injuries)
Unaccounted: 44

The rescue operation has reached 72 hours, as of 2:09 pm 9 May.

An update will be issued by 6 pm on Thursday, 9 May 2024, – South African Time.

On-site Triage Description
Blue: Deceased
Red: Critical
Yellow: Life-threatening injuries
Green: Minor injuries

Note: Medical Status of patients is not disclosed. The status given is as at recovery from the incident site.

Photo by: Herman Pieters, Garden Route District Municipality