Three injured in Vereeniging factory blast

2015-08-18 17:23


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Johannesburg - Three men were injured in an explosion at a factory in Vereeniging, south of Johannesburg, on Tuesday afternoon, paramedics said. 

"On their arrival, paramedics found three patients lying outside some offices... tended to by first aiders," ER24 spokesperson Russel Meiring said. 

"On assessment, paramedics found all three patients had sustained severe burn wounds to most of their bodies and were in a critical condition."

Two were airlifted to hospital, while the third was transported in an ambulance. 

"The cause of the explosion is not yet known, but local authorities were on scene for further investigations," Meiring said.

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