SABC evacuated following diesel spill

SABC evacuated following diesel spill

The SABC building in Jobhannesburg has been evacuated due a a diesel spill.

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Netcare 911 says reports indicate that a generator on the 15th floor leaked large amounts of diesel.

It says a small group of people on the 17th floor were unable evacuate because of the overpowering fumes.

Three have suffered the effects of chemical inhalation and have been treated on scene before being transported by ambulance to hospital for further assessment.

In a statement, the national broadcaster says the spillage came from a diesel tank - powering a back-up generator - that overflowed. 

The Fire and Rescue Services are on scene and are currently dealing with the incident.

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