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Mother and child, 1, die after roof of Durban house collapses

CAPE TOWN, June 15 – A mother and her one-year-old child died after the roof of their house collapsed in Shallcross near Durban in KwaZulu-Natal, provincial Emergency Health Services (EMS) said on Friday.

According to KZN EMS, an urgent call was received in the early hours of Friday morning and emergency teams immediately responded.

EMS spokesperson Robert McKenzie said: “We found that a woman, aged 37 years old, and her one-year-old daughter had sustained fatal injuries during the roof collapse.”

It is believed that the mother and her child were the only two occupants in the house at the time of the incident.

“As EMS we would like to send our most sincere condolences to the family and friends of the victims,” McKenzie said.

Police were on the scene to conduct further investigations. ANA


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