Waterloo, KZN. It is alleged that a retaining wall collapsed and fell onto a house in which the family was sleeping, killing a 16year old boy and leaving a 59 year old mom trapped in her bedroom.
The brother of the deceased boy was also in the house at the time of the incident but managed to escape unharmed.
The mother could be heard screaming for help before she went silent. It is unclear if she is still alive or not.
Reaction unit south Africa(RUSA) spokesman Prem Balram said residents called for assistance after a retaining wall collapsed. He said medics were dispatched to the scene were they found members of the saps in attendance. It was confirmed that the wall collapsed onto the roof killing the boy in his bed,he said. Kzn has recently experienced some storms which are believed to have been the cause for the wall to collapse.
KZN MEC for cooperative gorvenance and traditional affairs Sipho Hlomuka has expressed his heartfelt condolences to the family and urged the community to stay vigilant as we are heading into rainy seasons.
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