Warehouse collapse claims 3 lives

A sniffer dog at the scene of the collapse.  Photo: contributed

A sniffer dog at the scene of the collapse, which claimed three lives. Photo: Faheem Manji

Two workers at a warehouse off Pugu (Nyerere) road narrowly escaped death when the mezzanine floor of a warehouse they were loading reportedly gave way under a heavy load.

Three other workers were found dead after an extensive rescue operation at the warehouse located near Quality Centre Mall.

“Everything happened all at once… all of a sudden everything fell,” says¬†Faheem Manji, who assisted in the rescue operation.

“Five people were reported to be missing and assumed to be buried under the sesame seeds sacks and rubble,” says Manji, a member of the community based Suraksha team.

The first victim was rescued within the hour and the second was rescued at around 04:00 Wednesday.

Both were rushed to hospital.

The bodies of two more workers were recovered by sunrise Wednesday.

After a day of clearing rubble, in “hand to hand with full support with our brothers with the help of sniffing dogs… at 02:37 Thursday we managed to get the last and final person who had been found dead,” says Manji.

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1 Comment on "Warehouse collapse claims 3 lives"

  1. Lyakat Alimohamed Fazal | August 7, 2015 at 15:26 |

    Excellent job done.jazakallah.keep it up.salaams.

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