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South African building collapse

Updated 7:28 AM ET, Wed November 20, 2013
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A building in Tongaat, South Africa, collapsed on Tuesday, November 19, killing at least one person and injuring dozens more. Rescue teams rushed to the scene to help construction workers who were trapped beneath the rubble. ap
A paramedic looks for people trapped in the collapsed building. The South African Press Association reported that the building was a shopping mall under construction. ap
Paramedics look for people trapped in the rubble. ap
"It's unknown exactly what caused the collapse," said Crisis Medical operations director Neil Powell. "There was a large amount of scaffolding and cement foundation that collapsed on to some of the construction workers." RAJESH JANTILAL/AFP/Getty Images
Thirty people have been transported to the hospital with injuries ranging from moderate to critical, Powell told CNN from the scene. Neil Powell/Crisis Medical/ap
Medical personnel carry an injured person from the site of the collapse. Neil Powell/Crisis Medical/ap
Another view of the damage. RAJESH JANTILAL/AFP/Getty Images