More explosions of gas during domestic usage is currently raising serious national concern as to whether government should ban gas and authorise other safer alternative sources of domestic supply in South Africa.
The 39-year-old man apparently jumped into his swimming pool after the explosion.
ER24 spokesman Russel Meiring said paramedics arrived at the home in Glide Road to find the man seated near his swimming pool.
“Paramedics assessed the man and found that he had sustained numerous injuries‚ presumed to have been caused by the shrapnel‚” he said.
“Paramedics treated the patient and provided him with advanced life-support interventions. Once treated‚ the man was transported to St