Gas leak in Randburg CBD

2012-04-13 10:59
Johannesburg - Paramedics, firefighters and Hazmat teams have rushed to the scene of an apparent gas leak at a building in the Randburg CBD.

According to Netcare911, nearly 1 000 people have been evacuated from JDG Financial Services.

"Eight people, five in a serious condition, were treated at the scene," said Netcare911 spokesperson Jeffrey Wicks.

"They were moved to a medical station away from the building. The injured displayed symptoms of respiratory distress."

The gas is believed to have circulated through the building in the ventilation system, he added.

Wicks told News24 he could not say what kind of gas it was.

An emergency call was placed to Netcare911's emergency number.

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