Injuries rise to 23 in mall blast

2012-02-02 18:24

Johannesburg - The injury count after a gas explosion in a restaurant at the Festival Mall in Kempton Park on Thursday rose to 23, paramedics said.

"Three workers are still in a serious condition while the others have been treated for minor injuries," said Netcare 911 spokesperson, Chris Botha.

The explosion took place in a back room near the kitchen of the Mugg and Bean restaurant," Ekurhuleni emergency services management spokesperson William Ntladi said.

He said the area was cordoned off. An investigation into the cause of the blast was continuing.

  • Burtfred - 2012-02-02 19:08

    Wow - Seriously hot beans served here.

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