South Africa church collapse: 13 killed, at least 29 hurt

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South Africa church collapse: 13 killed, at least 29 hurt
South Africa church collapse: 13 killed, at least 29 hurt

The roof of a church collapsed during mass near the eastern South African city of Durban, killing 13 people and injuring at least 16, officials said Friday.

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The accident happened on Thursday evening in the town of Dlangubo, north of Durban, after heavy rains.

“The roof of the building collapsed because of heavy rains last night … at this point we have a total of 13 fatalities,” said Lennox Mabaso, spokesman for the provincial traditional affairs department.

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“Such a tragedy. 13 fatalities 16 people treated by paramedics,” tweeted Robert McKenzie, spokesman for Kwa-Zulu Natal province’s emergency services.

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