SABC building evacuated due to diesel spill

14:06 (GMT+2) Wed, 15 May 2019

Three people were taken to hospital after suffering the effects of chemical inhalation following a diesel spillage at the SABC's Radio Park building in Johannesburg.

Corporation spokesperson, Vuyo Mthembu, said the spillage was caused by a diesel tank overflowing due to ageing and failing equipment.

"The health and safety of SABC employees is of paramount importance and, as a precautionary measure, all our employees from the Radio Park building have been safely evacuated," Mthembu said.

However, emergency services, Netcare 911 said three patients suffered the effects of chemical inhalation and were treated on the scene before being transported by ambulance to a hospital for further assessment.

- African News Agency (ANA)


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