OVER 50 people were injured in a chemical gas explosion at a business on Industry Street in Olifantsfontein.

ER24 spokesperson Russel Meiring said multiple vehicles from ER24 arrived on the scene to find numerous people scattered on the outskirts of the building.

“On closer inspection, paramedics found that the business had already been evacuated.”

“Medical services set up a triage area and began to tend to the patients,” Meiring said.

Assessments showed that 50 people had sustained minor to moderate injuries.

Meiring said luckily, no serious injuries or fatalities were found on the scene.

The patients were treated for their injuries and were thereafter transported by various services to nearby hospitals for further care.

“The details surrounding this incident are not yet known but local authorities were on the scene for further investigations,” Meiring added.