Explosion at Johannesburg mall injures 2

2016-10-26 14:42
The scene at Southgate mall (ER24)

The scene at Southgate mall (ER24)

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Johannesburg - Two people were injured on Wednesday morning when a transformer exploded in a parking lot at Southgate Mall, south of Johannesburg.

ER24 spokesperson Russel Meiring said paramedics arrived on the scene and were immediately taken to an injured man and woman.

"On assessment, paramedics discovered that the man had sustained burn wounds over most of his body, leaving him in a critical condition."

A woman was found with moderate burns to her body, he said.

"Paramedics immediately began to treat the patients and provide them with numerous advanced life support interventions.

"Once treated, the critically injured patient was airlifted by a private medical helicopter, while the woman was transported by ambulance. Both patients were transported to a private hospital in Johannesburg."

The cause of the explosion was still unclear.

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