BREAKING: Bomb at luxury Durban home injures at least 5 people

The scene of a letter bomb in Essenwood road. Picture: Jackie Clausen
The scene of a letter bomb in Essenwood road. Picture: Jackie Clausen

Police are searching for answers as they comb through the scene of a suspected bombing at a luxury home in Durban.

Five people‚ including two delivery men‚ were injured when a bomb exploded in the early hours of Friday afternoon.

The bomb was in a bunch of flowers or a package that had just been delivered to the home on Steven Dlamini (formerly Essenwood) Road in Durban’s Musgrave suburb‚ according to neighbours‚ and a family member who did not want to be named.

One neighbour said there was a loud bang before 2pm.

“It sounded like Beirut or Iraq‚” the neighbour said.

Rescue Care paramedic Garrith Jamieson‚ who was on the scene‚ said: “Apparently a parcel was delivered to the house. As they opened it inside the lounge‚ it exploded. The Bomb Squad is in attendance and will be doing further investigating.”

Three family members were among the injured‚ along with the two delivery men who dropped off the package.

A family member‚ who did not want to be identified‚ said they had “no idea” why the incident happened‚ and confirmed that one person broke a leg and another lost a thumb. They were rushed to the nearby Parklands Hospital.

This is developing story.

 

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