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newsNews24 reports that eleven factory workers were injured in an explosion at one of the factories at the East London Industrial Development Zone on Tuesday evening.  People across East London reportedly heard the loud explosion.  

The eleven injured people - eight males and three females - were taken to hospital for medical attention.  No major injuries were seemingly reported.  Police spokesperson, Warrant Officer Hazel Mqala said:  "At this stage, it is suspected that the cause of the explosion is the chemicals that they are working with at the factory.  Fire fighters were also summoned to extinguish the fire and the factory is currently closed."  Mqala said an inquiry would be opened.

  • Read this report by Derrick Spies in full at News24

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