5 dead in building collapse

Paramedics say 7 people have been injured and another 9 are still missing.

Paramedics on the scene of a building collapse in Meyersdal on 18 of August 2014. Picture: Sebabatso Mosamo/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - Five people have been killed and seven others injured after the house they were building collapsed on them in Meyersdal.

Paramedics on the scene say another nine people are still believed to be trapped under the rubble.

Rescuers are currently working on freeing them and the cause of the accident is not known.

Ekurhuleni emergency services spokesperson William Ntladi says the injured have been taken to hospital.

Paramedics are now at the scene of the building collapse.