A FUNDRAISING drive for the bereaved families of five workers crushed to death when a wall collapsed has raised more than £20,000 in just three days, it was revealed yesterday.
Public donations have rolled in since the tragedy at the Hawkeswood Metal Recycling plant in Birmingham on Thursday.
The victims have been named locally as Saibo Sillah, Ousman Jabbie, Mohammed Jangana, Alimano Jammeh and Bangaly Dukure. They were all married with children.
All of the men were Spanish nationals, originally from Gambia.
A sixth man suffered a broken leg after tons of concrete and metal fell on top of the work crew, who were believed to have been clearing an outside storage bay, but he managed to pull himself free.
In a painstaking two-day operation ending on Friday afternoon, emergency crews had to remove one-and-a-half ton concrete blocks and tons of rubble to retrieve the men’s bodies.