2 hurt in Bloemfontein explosion

2012-01-13 21:00

Bloemfontein - Two people were injured in a small explosion in a block of flats in Bloemfontein on Friday afternoon, Free State police said.

Spokesperson Sergeant Thabo Litabe said two people were treated at the Pelonomi Hospital.

One was released with minor injuries. The second person's condition was unknown.

Litabe said it seemed three people were moving boxes in the flat which had been left behind by someone's grandfather.

While moving a box the fuse of a 16mm mortar bomb fell out and detonated.

Police were investigating.

  • TaniaSandraSteyn - 2012-01-13 22:41

    Eina. I wonder what the Grandfather was in a previous life?

  • NickvanderLeek - 2012-01-13 23:12

    probably an ex army officer who grabbed a weapon's stockpile after he got his golden handshake

  • Aston - 2012-01-14 02:18

    I am truly blessed, my friends are all three alive...

  • wellington.chagonda - 2012-01-14 02:42

    bad timing

  • Johan - 2012-01-14 07:31

    Was dit nou op 'n plaas, was dit 'n bedreiging vir land veiligheid en arrestasies sou plaasgevind het. Oupa se boxes verskuif? Klink maar vir my verdag.

  • Ken - 2012-01-14 23:31

    I have served in the SADF and have never come across a 16mm mortar " bomb ", what are you actually talking about ?

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