At least 50 people were injured on Monday, after a severe wind caused extensive damage in the Vaal Marina area in Midvaal, Gauteng. PHOTO: Supplied/ER24

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At least 50 people injured in Midvaal ‘tornado’ scare

JOHANNESBURG, December 12 – At least 50 people were injured on Monday, after a severe wind caused extensive damage in the Vaal Marina area in Midvaal, Gauteng, paramedics said.

At least 50 people were injured on Monday, after a severe wind caused extensive damage in the Vaal Marina area in Midvaal, Gauteng. PHOTO: Supplied/ER24

ER24 spokesperson Ineke van Huyssteen said paramedics arrived on the scene shortly after 6pm  and found extensive damage caused by the wind.

“Rooftops were blown off and power lines were damaged. People on the scene described it as a tornado to paramedics.

Upon further assessment, paramedics found at least 50 patients sustained minor injuries. Half of the patients were treated on the scene and a total of 25 patients were transported by ER24, as well as another medical service on the scene, to hospital for further medical care,” Huyssteen said.

– African News Agency (ANA)

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