Wednesday, September 16, 2015

2 dead, 32 injured in Strand petrol bomb attack

Melon Radebe
16 September 2015

Two people died and thirty-two people have been left injured when a double-decker bus was allegedly thrown with what was described by passengers as petrol bombs in Strand last night.

“Paramedics arrived on the scene in Overwacht Road, Strand, where they found the bus well alight.” ER24 spokesperson Werner Vermaak said.

Four people were rushed to hospital after it was discovered that they had sustained serious injuries. The remained 28 were treated by paramedics for minor to moderate smoke inhalation and burn wounds.

“Sadly, two people, both believed to be men, succumbed to the fire.” Vermaak said.

The police are conducting an investigation.

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