News 2.3.2017 02:43 pm

WATCH: Man seriously injured in KZN explosion

Acetylene cylinder.

Acetylene cylinder.

After the explosion, the man is said to have jumped into the pool to cool himself down.

A man was seriously injured in a gas explosion on Glide Road, Farningham Ridge, in Pinetown, at about 9.48am today, Highway Mail reports.

Chris Botha, Netcare 911 spokesperson, said the paramedics responded to the scene after receiving a call from SA CAN.

It is believed the 39-year-old man was working in his garage at home when an acetylene cylinder in the far corner of the garage exploded.

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“Paramedics arrived at the scene and found the man lying next to a swimming pool. He allegedly ran and jumped into the pool after the explosion to cool down. Paramedics worked fervently to stabilise the critically injured man before they transported him to a specialised hospital in Durban,” said Botha.

Police are investigating the explosion.

– Caxton News Service

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