'The last body was retrieved at about 2 o'clock this morning'
On Monday evening just after 5pm, a trench on a construction project collapsed in Sandown Road, in Sunningdale, Table View, trapping a number of workers.
In the early hours of Tuesday morning, three of the men's bodies that had been covered in sand were recovered.
Jermaine Carelse of the City of Cape Town's Fire and Rescue Service provides Kieno Kammies and listeners with an update of the men trapped under muddied sand in a trench they were digging in Sandown Road.
A wall is said to have collapsed on construction workers on Sandown Road, Tableview. This construction is one risk incident after another. pic.twitter.com/SeMek8kTkY— 👸🏾 hatshepsut 👸🏾 (@Kalushikazi) July 8, 2019
When the officers arrived on the scene the bodies had already been covered in sand for approximately 30 minutes.Jermaine Carelse, Spokesperson - City of Cape Town's Fire and Rescue Service
Metro Fire and Rescue and other ambulance services were on the scene, he says.
Rescuers worked tirelessly throughout the night.Jermaine Carelse, Spokesperson - City of Cape Town's Fire and Rescue Service
The last body was retrieved at about 2 o'clock this morning.Jermaine Carelse, Spokesperson - City of Cape Town's Fire and Rescue Service
At first, it was suspected 4 men had died.
The fourth person was found to be alive after a roll call was done.Jermaine Carelse, Spokesperson - City of Cape Town's Fire and Rescue Service
The walls of the trench collapsed and that will come out after the investigation.Jermaine Carelse, Spokesperson - City of Cape Town's Fire and Rescue Service
Listen to the update from Jermaine Carelse below:
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