Gas blast at factory injures 4

2011-09-19 16:50
Johannesburg - Four men suffered burns in a chemical gas explosion at a factory in Alrode Park on the East Rand on Monday morning, paramedics said.

"The four men were working in a closed pit and they described what seemed to be an explosion before the fire started," said ER24 spokesperson Vanessa Jackson.

Three suffered extensive burns to their faces, arms, hands and chests, while the fourth had relatively minor injuries.

The cause of the explosion was not immediately clear.

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