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Middelburg - All the people presumed missing after an explosion in Middelburg, Eastern Cape, have been accounted for, police said on Monday.
“A manager of the company (Rolfe pharmaceutical laboratories) tells me that all people who were missing were accounted for,” Captain Stefanie Smith said.
An arson investigation would continue.
“We will send out a canine unit to sniff out the building tomorrow (Tuesday) as we had to wait for the building to be stabilised first,” Smith said.
Earlier in the day, an explosion sparked a fire which resulted in the evacuation of the building.
Thirty-five people sustained burn wounds in the incident and were taken to the Wilhelm Stahl Hospital for treatment.
The blast also damaged a part of the building.
The estimated damage has not yet been determined.