Centurion substation explodes - people leap from train in panic
Up to 60 people were injured when a substation near Pinedene train station in Centurion exploded on Tuesday morning.
ER24 spokesperson Pieter Rossouw said initial reports indicated it was a train crash, but this was incorrect.
"ER24 treated and transported a total of four patients to Thembisa Hospital for further treatment," Rossouw told News24.
According to ER24 there were no serious injuries and most of those hurt were treated on the scene by various emergency services before being transported to various hospitals.
"The cause of the incident is unknown, fire and other authorities were on scene for investigation," Rossouw said.
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