14 treated for Durban ‘pepper spray’ leak

2014-11-06 12:38

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Johannesburg - Fourteen people have been taken to hospital after a suspected gas leak at a shop in Durban on Thursday, KwaZulu-Natal paramedics said.

"It is suspected that pepper spray [or similar substance] leaked from a canister that was part of a security system", emergency medical services spokesperson Robert Mckenzie said.

Paramedics arrived at the shop, on Pixley ka Seme Street in central Durban, to find chaos. Fifteen patients, staff members and customers, were treated by paramedics for symptoms resulting from exposure to the gas. Fourteen people were taken to hospital.

Police cordoned the area off and were investigating.
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