Two hurt in fuel station explosion

2014-05-30 00:00

TWO men were injured at a Shell garage in Newcastle when a small explosion occurred there yesterday.

ER24 spokesperson Russel Meiring said their team of paramedics, along with provincial services, responded to the Allen and Harding Road intersection and found both victims were burned during the incident.

“One of the men was in a critical condition while his colleague was moderately injured. They were treated by paramedics and taken to St Augustine’s Hospital for further treatment.

“The incident occurred when one petrol tank apparently exploded while the men were working on it,” said Meiring.

He added that the cause of the explosion was unknown. The garage manager declined to comment on the incident.

Police spokesperson Captain Thulani Zwane said no cases have been opened.

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