Nine injured in reported tornado in Delmas-Bapsfontein area

09 October 2017. A severe thunderstorm hit the westrand in Gauteng in the afternoon, causing serious damages to properties. In some areas, traffic was diverted due to fallen trees and flash floods. Picture: Moeletsi Mabe/Sunday Times

Nine people were injured in the Delmas and Bapsfontein area east of Johannesburg on Monday evening after what is claimed to have been a tornado damaged a business and a home‚ paramedics said.

“ER24 paramedics first responded to a business off the R50 in Delmas were a building had been damaged. Upon arrival‚ paramedics found that a small building had sustained serious damage‚ injuring the six people inside‚” said ER24 spokesman Russel Meiring.

He said paramedics had assessed the victims and found that all six had sustained injuries ranging from minor to moderate.

“The patients were treated for their injuries and were thereafter transported to various hospitals for further treatment.”

“The patients were treated for their injuries and were thereafter transported to various hospitals for further treatment.”

A short time later‚ paramedics were called to a residence in the Bapsfontein area to a residence that had apparently collapsed due to the reported tornado.

“Upon arrival‚ paramedics found that a man and his two children had sustained minor to serious injuries. The three patients were treated and provided with pain-relief medication before being transported to a nearby hospital for further treatment.

“Local authorities were on both scenes for further investigations‚” Meiring said.

– TimesLIVE

Source: TMG Digital.

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