Children among 25 people treated after gas leak in KwaZulu-Natal
Jan. 24, 2020
Paramedics treated 25 people in Malukazi, south of Durban, after a gas cylinder leak on Friday.
KwaZulu-Natal emergency services spokesperson Roberts McKenzie said they were called to treat 15 children and 10 adults after a gas cylinder that was being prepared for transportation leaked.
“It is believed the cylinder was being prepared to be sent to a scrap yard to be sold as scrap metal when the gas leaked out of the cylinder, affecting people walking nearby on a road,” said McKenzie
McKenzie said all the patients at the scene were stable and being attended to by paramedics.
“Paramedics are on the scene. All the patients are in a stable condition and are being assessed and treated by paramedics and will be transferred shortly to hospital,” said McKenzie.
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