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11 people injured following Sasolburg factory explosion

Paramedics are on the scene but it’s understood the factory has been evacuated.

FILE: AN ER24 vehicle. Picture: ER24 via Twitter

JOHANNESBURG – Eleven people have been injured in an explosion at a factory in Sasolburg.

Paramedics are on the scene but it’s understood the factory has been evacuated.

One man sustained moderate injuries while the ten other people had minor injuries.

Details surrounding the blast are not yet known.

The petrochemicals company says around five units in the affected section of the factory have been closed to investigate what caused the explosion.

Sasol’s Vusi Cwane says: “Nobody was severely injured and definitely there were no fatalities, and then the emergency scenes were excavated and at the moment the situation is under control and we’re looking at what might has caused the explosion.”

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