Scores injured in PE building collapse


A view of the harbour in Port Elizabeth, from the Oystercatcher restaurant.

PORT ELIZABETH - More than 80 people were injured when a building at the Port Elizabeth harbour collapsed last night.

The workers at the fish processing facility were queueing to leave the building when the second-storey floor caved in.

Emergency vehicles rushed to the scene.

Many of the Eyethu Fisheries employees were rushed to hospital.

At least two people were in a serious condition.

Port officials say they will launch a full investigation into the collapse.

The drama played out during a shift change at Eyethu shortly before 9 o&39;clock last night.

"The floor collapsed under our weight -- there were too many of us in the office. I wasn’t hurt because I ran out of the building when I heard the floor cracking," one witness said.