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11 seriously injured during explosion at Feltex Factory at East London IDZ

By Yolanda Palezweni - Oct 4, 2017
11 seriously injured during explosion at Feltex Factory at East London IDZ

Police in East London have opened an investigation after eleven workers sustained serious injuries during an explosion that happened at the Feltex Factory at the East London Industrial Development Zone (IDZ) in East London on Tuesday night.

According to the police, at approximately 21:45, an explosion took place at the Feltex Factory.

“At this stage, it is suspected that the cause of the explosion is the chemicals that they are working with at the factory,” said police spokesperson, Warrant Officer, Hazel Mqala.

She added that eleven people, eight males and three females, sustained injuries and were taken to hospital for medical attention.

“The fire fighters were also summoned to extinguish fire and the factory is currently closed,” she concluded.