Nine injured in gas explosion at Cape Town mall

2018-07-05 15:44
Firemen evacuate members of the public from the Gardens Centre in Gardens after a gas explosion. (Photo: Willem Law)

Firemen evacuate members of the public from the Gardens Centre in Gardens after a gas explosion. (Photo: Willem Law)

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Nine people have been injured in a gas explosion at a restaurant at Gardens Shopping Centre in Cape Town on Thursday afternoon, according to officials.

The City's fire and rescue spokesperson Theo Layne said the explosion took place at the Pulp Kitchen on the first floor.

Two adults were seriously injured, said Netcare 911 spokesperson Shawn Herbst.

"Seven other adult patients that also sustained burns wounds were transported by various other services that were on scene."

Layne said five people were injured.

Three fire engines and three fire rescue vehicles with 21 firefighters had been on scene. 

The centre was evacuated and the fire was extinguished.

GARDEN CENTER: Has been closed due to a gas explosion. All emergency services are on scene.

Firemen evacuate members of the public from the Gardens Centre in Gardens after a gas explosion. (Photo: Willem Law)

Members of the public gather outside the Gardens Centre after the building was evacuated. (Photo: Willem Law)

The Gardens Centre have been shut after the building was evacuated following the gas explosion. (Photo: Willem Law)

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