Heavy storms rip through some parts of Joburg, leaving trail of destruction
Paramedics attended to several incidents on Saturday afternoon, including the structural collapse at a mall.
JOHANNESBURG - A number of incidents were reported in Johannesburg and surrounding areas due to a heavy hail storm on Saturday afternoon.
In Lenasia, the roof of a fruits and vegetables shop at the trade route mall collapsed.
Paramedics attended to several incidents, including the structural collapse at a mall.
It's understood some people were injured and transported to nearby hospitals.
ER24 spokesperson Werner Vermaak said three people were injured.
“Paramedics attended to several incidents during a heavy storm in parts of south and west of Johannesburg this afternoon. Shortly after 5pm, ER24 attended to a structural collapse in Lenasia.”
Vermaak said six other people were injured in a taxi collision on the N12 near Impala Road.
Paramedics have also received reports of several minor collisions as a result of the storm.
“ER24 urges the public to take caution driving on flooded roads or low-lying areas where roads are flooded or low-level bridges.”
Hail storm in Glen Ridge Soweto few minutes ago pic.twitter.com/CFL9CZE37r— Martha Morebodi (@MMorebodi) December 30, 2017
Hailstorm. Braamfisher pic.twitter.com/0ZsGwPD27q— Tladi Jdee Lesojane (@lekotajt) December 30, 2017
This is what Protea Glen ext 29 looks like after this hailstorm.— Randa🚨 (@MirandaSongo) December 30, 2017
This is terrible wow. People's homes ravaged. This was major scary guys. We just thank God for His protection bc our home wasn't touched.#Joburgstorm
Did this happen everywhere in Soweto? pic.twitter.com/EzxMnCc3QR
Massive storm and hail rip through Gauteng causing significant damage; One mall's Fruit and Veg City roof collapsed. https://t.co/4RwaIMlYtG— Unfolding Media (@Unfolding_Media) December 30, 2017
#Lenasia Emergency services on the scene earlier today at the Fruit & Veg Food Lovers Market in Lenasia where the roof collapsed after a severe hail storm. Three people were reportedly injured in the incident and taken to hospital for treatment. Pics: @visiontactical @ER24EMS pic.twitter.com/nfxVJ7MXHU— Faizel Patel (@FaizelPatel143) December 30, 2017