A section of the roof near Entrance 1 collapsed earlier today.
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Cape Town – One person has been injured following a roof collapse at Somerset Mall in Somerset West this afternoon. 

City of Cape Town Fire & Rescue spokesperson  Theo Layne said the centre was evacuated following the structural collapse. 

“The City’s Fire & Rescue Servi ces responded to a call out to Somerset Mall shortly after 12pm this afternoon, after a section of the roof collapsed. One person sustained injuries and was taken to hospital for treatment,” Layne said.
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Somerset Mall’s marketing manager Wiedaad Adams said no serious injuries were reported. “At 11:23 this morning, a portion of the ceiling in a passageway collapsed. Due to the area being cordoned off before the collapse, there were no serious injuries as a result of the incident.”

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Adams said centre management and Occupational Health and Safety officials were on site to determine the cause of the incident and to assess the damage.

“The area between Entrance 1 and up until and including the Edgars court has been closed until a full assessment can be done. Clean up operations are underway,” Adams said.

She said all other areas of the mall were once again fully operational.

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It’s the second such incident at the shopping centre in two years. Last June, the mall was evacuated after parts of the roof collapsed due to heavy rains.
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