Woman critically injured when roof

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Woman critically injured when roof inside a Krugersdorp mall collapsed on top of her

A woman has been airlifted to hospital after suffering critical injuries when a roof inside a Krugersdorp mall collapsed on top of her.

Woman critically injured when roof

Photo: ER24

A woman in her 30s, sustained critical injuries on Sunday and had to be airlifted to hospital after a store’s roof inside a Krugersdorp mall collapsed on top of her.


ER24 ambulance services spokesperson Ross Campbell said the incident happened around 12:00.

ER24 paramedics were on the scene at 12:12 along with GPG, Mogale Traffic, the Fire Department, and ER24’s Rescue One, who helped extract the trapped woman from the brick and rubble.”

Campbell said once the woman was extracted, she was treated with Advanced Life Support interventions.

 “The woman was flown by another private service’s Medical Helicopter to the hospital for further care.” 

He said it is unknown as to why the roof collapsed, but as stated, the Fire Department was on the scene for further investigations.

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Last year three people were injured when the roof of a mall in Bloemfontein collapsed. 

Emergency crews rushed to the Central Park Mall in Bloemfontein, Free State, after it was reported that a roof had collapsed and hurt several shoppers in the process.

Mangaung Fire and Rescue Services, together with the police, were on the scene. 

A total of three people were injured in the collapse, as opposed to the “16 to 18 casualties” reported earlier. 

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There is also no one trapped under the rubble, suggesting that there have been a few lucky escapes here. Doors to the building were closed and put under guard by security personnel.

Construction was going on at the basement of Central Park, which is right above a major bus terminal. Thousands of people move through this part of the mall each day, and it seems luck was on their side today.

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