Man arrested after parcel explodes in Durban

2016-04-07 18:58

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Durban – A 31-year-old man is expected to appear at the Durban Magistrate’s Court on Friday for contravening the Chemicals Act after a parcel he was carrying exploded moments before he tried to post it, local police said on Thursday.

It was not clear whether anyone was injured as a result of the explosion.

KZN police spokesperson, Major Shooz Magudulela, said the man was arrested after he was found with a parcel containing chemicals.

“The parcel allegedly exploded while he was about to post it at the post office at a shopping centre in King Dinizulu Road, Berea. The motive of the incident is unknown,” said Magudulela.

Police did not respond to a query for further details.

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