70 People Recovering After Gas Leakage In Olifanysfontein Building

Olifanysfontein Building
Olifanysfontein Building. Image via The South African

Seventy people were recovering in hospital following a gas leakage at a building in Olifantsfontein on Friday.

Ekhurhuleni emergency services said they responded to the incident on Friday morning and identified an ammonia gas that leaked through the pipeline system.

Fifty people sustained minor to moderate injuries and were treated on the scene.

Emergency services’ William Tladi said two patients were in a serious condition.

“The technicians managed to contain and stop the leakage and we had to basically evacuate all inside the company.”

EWN