George tragedy: More bodies pulled from rubble


The death toll in the tragedy that took place in George where a building collapsed was adjusted to 19 at 15:00 on Sunday afternoon.

A total of 81 persons were on the scene on 6 May 2024 when the building collapsed in Victoria Street. Fourteen people are still being treated in hospital and 33 people are still missing.

Bheki Cele, the Minister of Police, addressed the Garden Route District Municipality and George Municipality Joint Operations Centre. The minister also met with the families of the victims to assess their well-being and offer his continued support.

Cele was assisted by the police commissioner gen. Fannie Masemola and deputy police commissioner Lt. Gen. Tebello Mosikili. They were in discussion with the search and rescue teams, canine unit and SAPS drone teams.