Authorities are investigating a series of explosions at a building in Woodstock, in Cape Town that took place on Thursday night.
Two people suffered serious burn wounds and are receiving treatment in hospital.
The City of Cape Town says a fire had broken out at a business premises which caused a series of secondary explosions due to gas bottles that caught alight.
A car was also destroyed.
The cause of the fire has not yet been determined.
A security guard on patrol last night, Alan Swiss, says the scene was chaotic.
“I was on patrol in the area and while I was in Albert Road I heard a blast, and I heard a colleague [on] radio [in] the control room just informing them about the shop that is on fire here on the corner of Victoria and Plein Streets. On arrival, I saw a lot of people standing around and just heard a few blasts and saw flames just coming from this building,” explains Swiss.
A fire broke out in a building in Woodstock in Cape Town last night, setting off a number of explosions.
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