Children among 25 people treated after gas leak in KwaZulu-Natal

An emergency services spokesman reported that 25 people were treated in Malagazi, south of Durban, after a gas cylinder leaked and affected people walking nearby.
An emergency services spokesman reported that 25 people were treated in Malagazi, south of Durban, after a gas cylinder leaked and affected people walking nearby.
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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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