Pretoria fireworks stores shut down

2011-12-31 21:08
Johannesburg - Two stores selling fireworks were shut down for various safety violations in Marabastad, Pretoria on Saturday, metro police said.

Tshwane metro police spokesman Console Tleane said the businesses were using trucks as storage for the fireworks.

"Store owners were ordered to send away nine trucks which were found packed in front of the stores and used as storerooms.

"This practice is not only illegal; it is dangerous," said Tleane.

He said there were also not enough fire extinguishers on the premises.

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