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Sun Apr 26 08:21:21 SAST 2015

Explosion at Kempton Park mall

Sapa | 02 February, 2012 11:03
Explosion. File photo.
Image by: Gallo Images/Thinkstock

Three people were hospitalised and several others injured in an explosion at the Festival Mall in Kempton Park on Thursday, Gauteng police said.

"The explosion took place in one of the restaurants inside the mall," Lt-Col Tshisikhawe Ndou said. It happened at 7am at Mugg and Bean, with three workers hospitalised and others treated for minor injuries.

"Our restaurant was badly damaged by the explosion," said Kevin Hedderwick, CEO of the restaurant's holding company Famous Brands.

"Counselling has been offered to other workers who witnessed the explosion," Hedderwick said, going on to say that none of the injuries sustained were life-threatening.

Ekurhuleni emergency services management spokesman William Ntladi said no customers were injured.

"The explosion happened in one of the back rooms near the kitchen of the Mugg and Bean restaurant," Ntladi said.

The local fire chief, police and representatives of gas supplier Afrox were still on the scene. Ntladi earlier said the blast was apparently a gas explosion.

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