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Explosion Rocks Woodstock

Two people have sustained serious injuries following an explosion at a business premises in Woodstock.

A fire broke out at a building at the corner of Plein and Victoria Streets.

The cause of the explosions is currently unknown but there are reports it could have been linked to a gas leak.

Authorities said that an initial blast went off and then a fire broke out, followed by several secondary explosions a short while later.

The two men, who sustained 70 to 100% burn wounds, were transported to Groote Schuur Hospital for treatment.