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Blast at Kempton Park mall

2012-02-02 11:01

Johannesburg - Ten people were injured at a restaurant in Festival Mall in Kempton Park in an explosion, police and emergency services confirmed to News24.

Police spokesperson Colonel Tshisikhawe Ndou said that a bomb disposal unit was still on the scene but Netcare’s Chris Botha said it was rumoured to be a gas explosion.

Ndou said the situation was under control and the area was still cordoned off.

The blast happened at Mugg & Bean at 08:40 on Thursday.

Of the 10 people, three sustained critical burn injuries.

According to Botha, the patients where stabilised on the scene. They were then taken to different hospitals. He described the event as “quite nasty”.

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Comments
  • Marius Koen - 2012-02-02 11:07

    Lets wait for all the facts before we go crazy.

      John - 2012-02-02 11:10

      Do you comment on every single article in the news? Any particular reason? #justasking

      Marius - 2012-02-02 11:26

      @ John. lol. Only when I have the time. Free country, free speech and all that, you know.

      John - 2012-02-02 11:34

      @ Swapie. lols. All good.

      Justin - 2012-02-02 11:48

      Apparently was a council worker working on wires that caused the explosion!!

      Xzaviera - 2012-02-02 12:00

      Swapie and John, get a room! Hehehe! :) Nice to witness the good spirit between you two. It could've become nasty! *thumbs up!*

      Danie - 2012-02-02 12:19

      @John - since you know Swapie comment every article, one must assume you read every article? :)

      Anthony - 2012-02-02 12:21

      @Swapie and John, Can't the two of you swop cell phone numbers, and so apare us this boring talk!!

      Marius - 2012-02-02 12:26

      lol 082loveu2!

      shandukane.moshatana - 2012-02-02 13:00

      sure

  • midkemia - 2012-02-02 11:13

    mugg and bean should be investigated and should pay for all medical expenses...

      alu.ntsandeni - 2012-02-02 11:17

      Why?

      rbphiri - 2012-02-02 11:25

      They need to refund me my damn coffee.

      rbphiri - 2012-02-02 11:28

      I shouldve taken it seriously when they said their new coffee will blow me away.

      Paul - 2012-02-02 12:39

      There's a reason for the sign at the entrance to the mall - own risk

      PointBlank - 2012-02-02 13:18

      You mean Bean Mugged

  • VaMbozha - 2012-02-02 11:17

    was it Mugg or Bean who caused the explosion...the 2 must be thoroughly investigated!

      rbphiri - 2012-02-02 11:26

      Its Alqaeda - suicide coffee bombers

      rbphiri - 2012-02-02 11:37

      Instead of strapping C4 to their abdomen they strapping caffeine.

      Selwyn - 2012-02-02 11:41

      They now being called "shards and powder"!

      VaMbozha - 2012-02-02 11:52

      Mug and Bombs

      PointBlank - 2012-02-02 13:19

      Bean Mugged

  • fran.boucher - 2012-02-02 11:19

    Just confirmed, it was a gas bottle. Nothing to worry about. Hope the injured people a speedy recovery.

      Celtis - 2012-02-02 11:26

      Sad about the injuries and also hope the have speedy recovery. By the way I also get lots of gas from beans :-)

      rbphiri - 2012-02-02 11:27

      So somebody farted in a bottle

      stefan.vanderspuy - 2012-02-02 11:38

      That would really concern me. Gas bottles should'nt just explode. I hope the matter is thoroughly nvestigated.

      paulmandlankosi - 2012-02-02 11:38

      Thats stupid, RPhiri, no sense of humour at all.

  • rbphiri - 2012-02-02 11:20

    Mugg & Bean this is why I quit coffee...such incidents are not my cup of tea. Hopefully the ten victims make a speedy recovery.

      lydonmcg - 2012-02-02 11:34

      Trying too hard dude...

      inwardk - 2012-02-02 11:51

      Nonono not trying too hard, RPhiri I had a good laugh so thanks

      charmaine.moody1 - 2012-02-03 17:13

      I like yr sense of humour in our crazy world we live in we do need people like u around:)

  • mncedisi.stix - 2012-02-02 11:20

    Eish this is bad...

  • Thoka - 2012-02-02 11:20

    pray and hope there is no faul play.

      Stephanie - 2012-02-02 17:24

      Fowl play only happens at KFC

  • MissGremlinSays - 2012-02-02 11:23

    13 people taken to hospital, not 10.

  • blackjew69 - 2012-02-02 11:25

    Sorry for the people who got hurt, anyway its an accident, these things happen everywhere, even where there are stringent steps are in place. Lets hope its a first and last in this mugg n Beanand all the others>.

      Rob - 2012-02-02 12:23

      No such thing as accidents! Something or someone failed. Find out what or who, take remedial action, including disciplinary if appropriate. Get on with life. Blame it on an 'accident' and you might as well blame the ancestors, that route means no knowledge and no improvement.

      Rob - 2012-02-02 12:54

      Thumbs down...do you not want to maintain/improve standards and establish accountability? Ten people were injured, it could have been a lot worse. You trivialize by your apologetics!

  • lindz.kok - 2012-02-02 11:26

    probly due to negligance of incompatent staff, i have witnessed simular acsidents caused by incompatence before.

      RiD123 - 2012-02-02 11:41

      your spelling is one huge acsidence

      Jymiro - 2012-02-02 11:51

      @RiD123 you made me laugh. Mind your spelling Lindz.Kok

      Jymiro - 2012-02-02 11:54

      Sorry Lindz.kok I can't stop laughing, next time do a spell check, not being personal just advising

      VaMbozha - 2012-02-02 11:58

      ha ha ha incompatent spellang...do u write for Goodenough Sithole dude??

      Peter - 2012-02-02 12:49

      learn to spell

  • Johan - 2012-02-02 11:26

    gas explosion....what is Mug & Bean serving these days?

      MissGremlinSays - 2012-02-02 11:32

      Beans on toast is always popular.

  • Dylan - 2012-02-02 11:35

    Mugg and BOOM!

      Patrick - 2012-02-02 11:53

      You made my day.

  • Shirley - 2012-02-02 11:38

    I think we should get all the correct facts before we start placing liability. Hope all injured make a speedy recovery.

      rbphiri - 2012-02-02 11:51

      Yes lets discuss the story thoroughly over a cup of coffee at Mugg & Bean

      VaMbozha - 2012-02-02 11:59

      no ways Phiri...rather go to taxi rank and discuss this over a plate of pap and BEANS

      David - 2012-02-02 12:21

      @VaMbozha I tried the Ruimsig taxi rank this week and all I got was bullets from taxi factions shooting at each other.. and us!

      rbphiri - 2012-02-02 13:01

      lol VaMbozha

      PointBlank - 2012-02-02 13:30

      With their prices they should be called Bean Mugged

      Lincoln - 2012-02-03 02:18

      @pointblank.... ok ok.. got your joke about 49 posts ago.... Bean Brain..

  • nadine4martin - 2012-02-02 12:05

    We work close by and hear the explosion ..... im sorry for everyone who got hurt, it makes you wonder .... when wil your last day be on earth? its scary

      Gerhard - 2012-02-02 12:56

      21 December 2012, everyone knows that. The Mayans told us.

      janine.cronje - 2012-02-02 13:03

      Good one Gerhard!

  • Johann Wartington - 2012-02-02 12:06

    Mugg + Bean equals DABOMB

  • Rudolph - 2012-02-02 12:07

    die plek was so rukkie terug ge-"renovate". Maar nou al klaar weer op die koffie.

  • aardvarkie - 2012-02-02 12:17

    I wonder if they got a mug shot of the culprit...

      Deirdre - 2012-02-02 12:22

      I think they've bean there, mugged that!

  • Jenny - 2012-02-02 12:25

    You are all a barrel of laughs...especially Rphiri! Great!!

  • Sammajoor - 2012-02-02 12:25

    it went down like this: what smells like gas? -i don't know bru, do you have a light for me?

      stefan.vanderspuy - 2012-02-02 15:53

      Yup, that's it. Gas bottles are very, very robust and don't go "pop" for no reason.

  • snethengwe - 2012-02-02 12:40

    This AWB thing eish,so embarrassing they wanna do it again this bustard.

      janine.cronje - 2012-02-02 13:04

      What?

  • Michelle - 2012-02-02 12:49

    I always thought their coffee was the bomb! (Lame - I know...)

      janine.cronje - 2012-02-02 13:05

      I'll give you a thumbs up anyway :-)

  • albert.ofentse - 2012-02-02 14:48

    That's gruesome!They should do things with extra caution.I hope they'll get well!

  • Mbulelo - 2012-02-02 14:55

    Eish...

  • noyi.thembeka - 2012-02-02 15:30

    Yane you guys made my day seriously I needed that laughter after the day I had, hilarious

  • Dale - 2012-02-02 15:42

    Mugg and Beans new Ad Slogan - Our Coffee will blow you away! Boom! I do hope that the people who got injured have a good recovery and someone will be in for a huge liability claim.

  • Mabs - 2012-02-02 17:11

    This is terrible. hope the injured make a full and speedy recovery.

  • danielmangena - 2012-02-02 22:34

    We are inviting suicide bombers by always burning breaking into Pakistani shops

  • Grant - 2012-02-03 01:11

    There are so many 'thumbs down' for both serious and humorous comments. I wonder why?

  • charmaine.moody1 - 2012-02-03 17:22

    RPhiri - U are real funny, in a crazy world like ours we need people like u to help us destress with buckets of laughter u will make a good MC. Speedy recovery to the people involved.

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