Cape Town explosion victims die in hospital | News24


Two men have died following an explosion at a Cape Town eatery earlier this week.

The eatery in Woodstock went up in flames on Thursday night, following a suspected gas leak.

One of the men sustained almost 100% burn wounds, while the other had 70% burn wounds.Groote Schuur spokesperson Alaric Jacobs told News24 the men died in hospital on Saturday.

One of the victims was Vernard John van Niekerk, his wife confirmed to Netwerk24.

The explosion ripped out the front of the building, set a vehicle alight and strew debris across the neighbourhood.

The aftermath of an explosion in Woodstock, Cape Town.

News24 reported fire and rescue department inspectors found two 48kg gas bottles. This was in contravention of safety by-laws, which limit gas canisters to 19kg.

The cannisters were connected to a two-plate cooking gas stove, said the City of Cape Town’s mayoral committee member for safety and security, JP Smith.

He added residents could feel the explosion when the building went up in flames.

Police are investigating the circumstances around the incident.

We live in a world where facts and fiction get blurred

In times of uncertainty you need journalism you can trust. For 14 free days, you can have access to a world of in-depth analyses, investigative journalism, top opinions and a range of features. Journalism strengthens democracy. Invest in the future today. Thereafter you will be billed R75 per month. You can cancel anytime and if you cancel within 14 days you won’t be billed. 

Source link

Previous articleKhatron Ke Khiladi 12 Grand Finale LIVE: Rubina, Jannat, Mr Faisu, Mohit & Tushar fight for trophy
Next articleThirty Palestinian prisoners held in Israel launch hunger strike
SATARK NEWS ENGLISH was launched in 2020. And in just a few months, it became the famous English news website in India and abroad. And now we publish with three different languages English, Hindi, and Urdu.