Crane Collapses, Narrowly Missing Engen Garage in Joburg

epaselect epa04696924 The statue of one of apartheid's architects Cecil John Rhodes is bound by straps connected to a crane prior to its removal from the University of Cape Town (UCT), South Africa, 09 April 2015. The colonial era statue has been the centre of contoversy for weeks following student protests calling for it to be taken down. The debate on the presence of colonial era statues in South Africa in the context of transformation and redress in the country since the end of apartheid has spread nationwide. UCT's Council voted 08 April 2015 to remove the statue of the former Cape Colony governor following the student protests. EPA/NIC BOTHMA EPA/NIC BOTHMA

A crane collapsed on Tuesday night, narrowly missing an Engen garage in Westdene, Johannesburg.

According to community Facebook Page Westdene and Sophiatown CROWS, the crane was laying slabs at a construction site opposite the petrol station on the corner of Perth and Lewes streets.

It fell over around 21:00, just missing the garage.

There was no major damage reported and no injuries, the group said on Facebook.


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