Sanral staff decontaminated after scare

2014-01-21 16:54
Sanral staff outside the offices in Midrand. (<a href=''>Jacaranda News</a> via Twitter)

Sanral staff outside the offices in Midrand. (Jacaranda News via Twitter)

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Johannesburg – About 20 Sanral staff members were decontaminated and taken to hospital for further testing on Tuesday, after a suspicious white substance was found on the premises, according to reports.

Eyewitness News tweeted that about 20 employees were decontaminated (sprayed down with water) and taken to hospital after the evacuation.

Sanral has confirmed the evacuation of the Central Operations Centre (COC) in Midrand, after a suspicious envelope containing a white substance was found.

Sanral spokesperson Vusi Mona said after the envelope was discovered the Tshwane Hazardous Material Unit was called in.

“This resulted in the shutdown of electricity and the evacuation of the building,” he said in a statement.

Mona said the evacuation affected the e-tolling system, which had to be temporary shutdown.

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