A FIFTH person injured in last week's blast at the Rolfe pharmaceutical laboratory in Middelburg in the Eastern Cape has died.
Health Department spokesman Sizwe Kupelo said a female victim, who can not be named at this time, died last night after John Barendse, the fourth victim, died earlier the evening.
Violet Fuzani was the first victim to die – on Wednesday last week – followed by Shanelle Verd on Friday and Eloise Steenkamp on Sunday.
A memorial service for the victims of the devastating industrial explosion will be held on Thursday.
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