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[MIDDELBURG] Patient entrapped in vehicle following explosion

One person was killed after being entrapped in a vehicle following an explosion in a shop in Middelburg this afternoon.

When ER24 paramedics arrived at the scene shortly before 13h00, they found the fire department on the scene trying to fight the blaze. Upon further assessment, a person was found trapped inside a bakkie. Unfortunately, the patient sustained fatal injuries and was declared dead at the scene.

It is understood that an explosion occurred in a shop whereby the wall collapsed and fell on the bakkie trapping the patient.

The exact circumstances surrounding the incident were not known to our paramedics.