4 critically injured in Germiston south chemical explosion

Emergency services say the four men sustained extensive burn wounds in what’s understood to be an aerosol container explosion.

Picture: Netcare911

JOHANNESBURG - Four people have sustained critical injuries following a chemical explosion at a recycling facility in the Germiston south area.

Emergency services say the four men sustained extensive burn wounds in what’s understood to be an aerosol container explosion.

The cause of the explosion is not yet known.

Netcare911’s Shawn Herbst says: "Two other seriously injured patients were transported by a road ambulance to a hospital for further treatment. The incident was very well controlled by the in-house fire and safety crew. Circumstances leading up to the explosion will be investigated by the SA Police Service who were on the scene."

(Edited by Zamangwane Shange)