Boksburg factory explosion probed

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A private company has been hired to clean up chlorine from the ground.

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Investigations are under way, after four people were injured in a blast at a factory. The explosion happened at Richbay Chemicals in Boksburg. Courtesy #DStv403.

GERMISTON - Ekurhuleni Emergency Services are investigating the cause of Thursday’s explosion at a chemical factory in Boksburg.

Four people were seriously injured in the blast that was allegedly caused by a chemical reaction.

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Ekurhuleni Disaster and Emergency Management Services spokesperson William Ntladi says all four victims were rushed to hospital.

They are being treated for body burns and smoke inhalation.