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Chemical gas explosion in SA injures 50, ER24 says

The explosion occurred in Olifantsfontein, north of Johannesburg.

About 50 people were injured Friday following a chemical gas explosion at a business in Olifantsfontein, north of Johannesburg, ER24 says.

Vehicles from ER24, along with other services, arrived on the scene at 7:10 am to find several people on the outskirts of the business premises which had already been evacuated, the private emergency service said in an emailed statement. Medical services treated about 50 people who had sustained minor to moderate injuries, it said. They were transported to nearby hospitals for further care.

The details surrounding the incident are not yet known but local authorities are on the scene for further investigations, ER24 said.

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Absolute rubbish, there was no explosion. 3rd grade reporting.

I can confirm it’s true, unfortunately.

My brother is engineering draughtsman for a different company in same area (Olifantsfontein/Clayville industrial). He arrived later this morning, but work colleagues confirmed explosion did occur at business right across the street from them!

Also reports in IOL.co.za and twitter, as I understand it.

(Just received more news in: was caused by Ammonia leak)

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