8 recovering in hospital after gas explosion at CT shopping centre

The explosion occurred on the first floor of the center at a restaurant on Thursday.

Members of the public on scene where firefighters attended to a gas explosion incident at the Gardens Shopping Centre in Cape Town. Picture: Kaylynn Palm/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - At least eight people are recovering in hospital following a gas explosion at Gardens Shopping Centre in Cape Town's city bowl.

The explosion occurred on the first floor of the center at a restaurant on Thursday.

The Western Cape Health Department says the victims are being treated at various medical facilities.

Emergency medical services spokesperson Robert Daniels says the patients suffered first and second degree burns.
“There are eight patients in total and they were taken to various facilities, including New Somerset Hospital, Groote Schuur, Tygerberg and Mediclinic in Cape Town.”

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(Edited by Shimoney Regter)