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MEDIA STATEMENT: Special Update on Building Collapse Site in George, Western Cape – South Africa, 13 May 2024, at 08:20

Rescue and recovery efforts continue Monday a week after the incident took place at 75 Victoria Street where a partially-built building collapsed. Rescue workers and other role players have been on site for 163 hours.

The confirmed statistics for the incident are:

* Total estimated individuals on-site when the incident occurred: 81
* Rescued and recovered: 53
* Of which deceased: 24
* Currently hospitalised: 13
* Unaccounted for: 28

The next update will be issued by 9am today, 13 May 2024.