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Severe thunderstorms cause roof collapse at Food Lovers Market in Lenasia

Motorists have been urged to drive with caution and not to attempt to drive through any flooded areas.

Food Lovers Market in Lenasia was affected by a hailstorm on 30 December 2017. Picture: Faizel Patel/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - The South African Weather Service has warned of continued thunderstorms in Johannesburg.

Motorists have been urged to drive with caution and not to attempt to drive through any flooded areas.

Meanwhile, in Lenasia, there's been a roof collapse at the local Food Lovers Market.

Paramedics say they attended to several incidents this afternoon including the structural collapse at the mall.

It’s understood some people who were injured have been taken to nearby hospitals.

ER24 spokesperson Werner Vermaak says six other people have been injured in a taxi collision on the N12 near Impala Road and they 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.”

There are reports of roofs collapsing in some houses in parts of Protea Glen.

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