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Building collapse: Fifth body yet to be identified

A fifth body was recovered by security guards who were patrolling the premises.

FILE: A fifth body was recovered by security guards who were patrolling the premises. Picture: Reinart Toerien/EWN

JOHANNESBURG - The police are trying to establish the identity of a fifth person whose body was found at a collapsed building in Soweto.

Police say a fifth body was recovered on Friday night by security guards who were patrolling the premises.

The old power station behind the land mark Orlando Towers collapsed last month when cable thieves allegedly tried to strip the building of materials to sell.

The police's Kay Makhubela says, "We summoned the EMS who came and conducted a search. They found a body. We have opened an inquest docket and we are continuing with our investigation."