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MEDIA STATEMENT: 6am Status Update – Building Collapse, Victoria Street – George

Issued Garden Route District JOC/George Municipality, 11 May 2024, @ 06:00

Rescue operations continue for day five at the collapsed building site located at 75 Victoria Street with the multi-agency command using demolition equipment. Another body was recovered this morning at 02:36am in addition to the 12 as announced in the previous statement.

The rescue operations has reached 111 hours as of 6:00am, 11 May 2024.

Confirmed statistics:
Total estimated number on-site at the time of incident: 81
Patients retrieved: 41
Patients deceased: 13
Patients hospitalised: 13 still in hospital
Unaccounted: 40

An update will be issued by 9:00 11 May 2024, – South African Time.

Photo by Herman Pieters: Garden Route Municipality