Forty-two people were being treated at the Wilhelm Stahl Hospital in Middleburg, Eastern Cape, after an explosion in a deodorants- and cosmetic factory this morning.
Health spokesperson, Sizwe Kupelo said so far they were treating and stabilising the 42 people at the Middleburg Hospital for burns, shock and other injuries. Of the 42 injured 18 were in a serious condition.
"Those who were most seriously injured will be transported to the Burns Unit at Dora Nginza Hospital," Kupelo said. He said that paramedics were still on the scene busy assessing other injured workers.