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12 Oct 2019
11:39 am

5-year-old dies after wall collapses on him

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A boundary wall above the gate of a house in Mlotheni Street collapsed hitting him on his head.

A man believed to be in his 30s was killed when the wall he was working on collapsed onto him on South Coast Road in Montclair in Durban on Friday afternoon. Photo: Rescue Care

A five-year-old boy has died after a wall collapsed on him.

On Thursday afternoon, at about 17:10, a boundary wall at a Veeplaas residence collapsed, killing the boy.

According to a statement issued by Eastern Cape police on Friday, Olana Matisi was playing with his friends in the street at the time.

“A boundary wall above the gate of a house in Mlotheni Street collapsed hitting him on his head. He was declared dead by paramedics on the scene,” said police spokesperson Colonel Priscilla Naidu.

The boy lived just a few houses away from where the incident occurred, according to Times Live.

Police have opened an inquest docket.

– News24 Wire

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