Man dies in Booysens building collapse

Authorities say the cause of the collapse is unknown.

FILE: One man died and another has been hospitalised after a building collapsed in Booysen. Picture: Aurelie Kalenga/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - One man has died and another person has been injured after part of a building collapsed in Booysens.

Paramedics say they arrived on the scene and found the man's body under the rubble.

Another person was treated on the scene before he was rushed to hospital.

ER24's Chitra Bodasing says authorities are investigating the cause of the building collapse.

"He was assessed and it was found that he had succumbed to his injuries. Another person was assessed and found to have sustained moderate injuries. He was treated and transported to hospital for further medical care. The exact cause of the incident is unknown."