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Construction worker dies in Limpopo

JOHANNESBURG, January 30 – A construction worker trapped in a ditch died after a large quantity of soil fell on him at a construction site at Giyani mall, Limpopo police said on Tuesday.

”It is alleged that three workers were on duty in a trench estimated to be 10 metres deep when the soil fell on them on Monday. Other colleagues tried to help the trapped workers but only two were rescued alive. The third worker was certified dead at the scene,” said spokesman Brigadier Motlafela Mojapelo.

It was not clear what caused the tragedy. An inquest docket has been opened.

– African News Agency (ANA),

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