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Man burnt in factory explosion

Gauteng

Pretoria - A man suffered serious burns after an explosion at a chemical factory in Waltloo, Pretoria on Friday, paramedics said.

“The man sustained about seventy percent burn wounds over his body as a result of the explosion,” Netcare 911 spokeswoman Santi Steinmann said.

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Netcare paramedic Adrian King who responded to a call about a old woman who had succumed to the heat when her car broke down on the highway. Thanks to him she has made a full recovery. Picture: Shayne Robinson

The 44-year-old was stabilised and taken to hospital for treatment. - Sapa

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