South Africa: 13 Killed as Church Roof Collapses in Durban
Church Roof Collapses in Durban, South Africa. (Photo Credits: Twitter|@myMpango)

Johannesburg, April 19: The roof of a church collapsed during mass near the eastern South African city of Durban, killing 13 people and injuring at least 16, officials said Friday. The accident happened on Thursday evening in the town of Dlangubo, north of Durban, after heavy rains. Lagos Building Collapse: At Least 10 Children Trapped As 4-Storey Structure Collapses Near Itafaji Market.

"The roof of the building collapsed because of heavy rains last night ... at this point we have a total of 13 fatalities," said Lennox Mabaso, spokesman for the provincial traditional affairs department. "Such a tragedy. 13 fatalities 16 people treated by paramedics," tweeted Robert McKenzie, spokesman for Kwa-Zulu Natal province's emergency services.