[OLIFANTSFONTEIN] – Apparent gas explosion leaves approximately 50 injured.

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Approximately 50 people have been injured this morning following a chemical gas explosion at a business on Industry Street in Olifantsfontein.

Multiple vehicles from ER24, along with other services, arrived on the scene at 07h10 to find numerous people scattered on the outskirts of the premises.

On closer inspection, medics found that the business had already been evacuated.

Medical services set up a triage area and began to tend to the patients.

Assessments showed that approximately 50 people had sustained minor to moderate injuries. Fortunately, no serious injuries or fatalities were found on the scene.

The patients were treated for their injuries and were thereafter transported by various services to nearby hospitals for further care.

The details surrounding this incident are not yet known but local authorities were on the scene for further investigations.

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