Construction La Lucia

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Durban: Construction site wall collapse kills one and injures five in La Lucia

A freak accident of a construction site wall collapse tragically killed one person and left five others injured in La Lucia, Durban.

Construction La Lucia

Image: Marshall Security / Facebook

A wall collapse has claimed the life of a construction worker and injured five others in Durban’s La Lucia, the area’s various security services reported on Monday.


According to the report, the tragedy struck at a construction site when a beam simply capitulated to injure workers.

“A construction worker sadly lost his life when a structural collapse occurred in La Lucia earlier today,” Marshall Security said.

“Five other workers were also injured as they were trapped under the rubble, two of which had sustained serious injuries, and were transported to hospital for medical care.”


Meanwhile, KwaZulu Natal has a serious social development disaster to face. No less than 21 000 girls fell pregnant in the province within 2021. The province’s MEC for Social Development Nonhlanhla Khoza confirmed on Saturday.

It is said that the rural areas of the province emerge as the major contributor to the crisis, where traditional customers tend to violate young and older women’s rights.

Khoza said the department is alarmingly concerned over the frightening numbers in the province. She revealed the report at an event in Mpandwini Area in Mbumbulu, south of Durban, where government and traditional leaders discussed the role of men in curbing Gender-Based Violence.

“Looking at the stats, you tell yourself ‘who made them pregnant’ because they are starting from the age of 9 to 14 years,” Khoza said to SABC News.