Petrol station roof collapses on three vehicles in Sharpville

The roof of a petrol station has collapsed on three vehicles in Sharpville, Vereeniging. Two people have sustained minor injuries. The roof collapsed onto a small bus, minibus taxi and a car during a heavy storm.

ER 24 spokesperson Russell Meiring says those that sustained injuries were immediately assessed.

“We immediately assessed the patients and found that two men, believed to be in their 20s, had sustained only minor injuries. The patients were treated and thereafter transported to Kopanong Provincial Hospital for further care. It is believed that the heavy rains and hail played a contributing factor in the cause of the collapse. Local authorities were on the scene for further investigations.”