Gas explosion leaves 50 people injured in Olifantsfontein


    OLIFANTSFONTEIN – Paramedics arrived on the scene to find multiple patients suffered minor to moderate injuries, no fatalities were reported on the scene.

    ER24 responded to a chemical gas explosion at a business in Industry Street, Olifantsfontein on Friday morning, 12 July. 

    Russel Meiring spokesperson for ER24 said, “Multiple vehicles from ER24, along with other services, arrived on the scene at 7.10am  to find numerous people scattered on the outskirts of the premises. On closer inspection, medics found that the business had already been evacuated.”

    Paramedics tended to the patients and their assessments showed about 50 people had been injured, some had sustained minor to moderate injuries. Patients were treated and sent to nearby hospitals, no serious injuries or fatalities were found on the scene.

    Details surrounding the incident are yet to be known but local authorities were on the scene to investigate further.