Three critical after gas blast

2011-06-17 11:06

Three men were critically injured and several others injured in a gas explosion at a factory in Silvertondale, near Mamelodi township in Pretoria, today, Netcare 911 said.

Paramedics were attending to the scene at 414 Rustic Avenue, near the Mosaic Road junction, spokesman Jeff Wicks said.

One of the critically injured men would be airlifted to the Netcare 911 Milpark Hospital in Johannesburg.

“The man sustained burn wounds to approximately 40% of his body and is fighting for his life.”

Another critically injured man was transported by ambulance to the Netcare Montana Hospital.

No further details were available.

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