Man hurt in explosion at home

2011-10-19 12:26

Johannesburg - A man was seriously injured in an explosion at his Helderkruin home in Roodepoort on the West Rand on Wednesday, paramedics said.

"The 31-year-old man was alone in the bedroom at the time," ER24 spokesperson Vanessa Jackson said.

The man's face, arms, chest and legs were burnt. He was taken to hospital and was in a stable condition. The cause of the blast was not immediately clear, but it is believed there was some sort of large cylinder in the bedroom, Jackson said.

"Neighbours said they could feel the force of the explosion, causing the walls in their homes to shake."

No one else was injured.

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  • baudoux1 - 2011-10-19 12:38

    probably making "tic"!!!

      Grant - 2011-10-19 14:02

      Can you believe these guys are South African? Brilliant!

  • Ann - 2011-10-19 13:02

    Wow - this was on 702 this morning. Hope he is alright :) and gets well soon :)

  • Jethson - 2011-10-19 13:09

    little old for chlorine bombs buddy !!!

  • Thulebona - 2011-10-19 13:16

    AWB member trying to make a bomb... EPIC fail....

      Positiewe - 2011-10-19 13:38

      More and more black people are joining the AWB and building bombs according to Thulebona...

      Ingrid - 2011-10-19 14:02

      @Thulebona I understand that you may be frustrated and that perhaps you may have a chip on your shoulder (whether justified or not), however, I would encourage you to not stoop to such low levels. Somebody has been injured. Before you are black, a male or any other distinguishing trait, you are first human. I trust that you will strive to not forget your humanity.

  • Roberta - 2011-10-19 13:17

    third force preparing something?

      Positiewe - 2011-10-19 13:39

      Smoking accident

      Positiewe - 2011-10-19 13:40

      Positiewe - 2011-10-19 13:55

      Proof that smoking is bad for you...

  • Gcwabe.KaMavovo - 2011-10-19 13:24

    ATM Bomber's practice-gone-wrong. That should've been the heading.

  • Deirdre - 2011-10-19 15:00

    Helderkruin is quite high end ... shame man I hope he wasn't doing anything illegal! Maybe he was just welding some burglar bars or something?!? I just love the way News24 posters go off half cocked at everything!!!

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