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Earthquake Shakes Johannesburg, South Africa, 1 Dead

A 5.3 magnitude earthquake hit central South Africa on Tuesday, killing at least one man who died when a wall collapsed on top of him, according to emergency services.

According to Werner Vermaak, a spokesman for emergency responders, at least one person was killed and three people injured. The man was reportedly killed when a wall of a disused mining building fell on him in the Orkney area of Johannesburg, which is where the quake was centred.

The other three people were hurt when the quake damaged a training center at a mine, said Phoka Sefali, a receptionist at a hospital in Orkney. “The roof fell on them, but they haven’t got serious injuries,” he told Associated Press.

The quake was also felt in Pretoria and Hartbeespoort, a nearby resort town.

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