UPDATE: One person dead in Durban CBD building collapse

Details are still sketchy at the moment, but paramedics have rushed five people to hospital.

Multiple people have been injured while many are believed to be trapped in a structural collapse in Durban central. Picture: Arrive Alive/Twitter.

DURBAN - One person has been killed in the Durban CBD after a building collapsed on Tuesday morning.

Details are still sketchy at the moment, but paramedics have rushed five people to hospital.

It’s believed more people could still be trapped beneath the rubble.

KZN emergency services spokesperson Robert McKenzie said: “An overhanging veranda collapse to the pavement; tragically one person sustained fatal injuries and paramedics are still on the scene treating several patients. The exact cause of the collapse is not yet known.”