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sabcThe Citizen reports that three people were transported to hospital after suffering effects of chemical inhalation following a diesel spillage at the SA African Broadcasting Corporation’s (SABC’s) Radio Park building in Johannesburg on Wednesday morning.  

Although no fires were reported, staff were evacuated from the building as a precautionary measure.  In a statement after the event, the SABC explained that an on-site generator had malfunctioned during the process of switching the building’s power supply from the City Power grid to the generator.  “There was a power outage earlier this morning which resulted in the SABC’s internal systems switching from City Power to the backup generator.  Due to the ageing and failure of the equipment, this led to the diesel tank overflowing,” the statement indicated.  Netcare 911 spokesperson Shawn Herbst confirmed that 2,000 litres of diesel had leaked from a generator on the 15th floor, according to information he had received from the scene.  Affected radio stations switched to automation and listeners had non-stop music to listen to.

  • Read the full original of the report on the above by Kaunda Selisho and ANA at The Citizen

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