Durban – Five people were injured, three family members are critical, when a package of flowers exploded shortly after it was delivered at a private residence in Stephen Dlamini (Essenwood) Road, on Durban's Berea this afternoon.
According to Capt Poobalan Naidoo of Berea SAPS, the package was received at the premises this afternoon and was opened by one person in the lounge. "The package exploded injuring five people. Police are on the scene," he said.
The tenant at the palatial home, Salim Khan rushed his son, Zakaria, his mother,Saloom, and his son's wife, Maseeha, to hospital himself.
A staff member at the residence said flowers were delivered to the house in a box and the box exploded when it was opened in the house.
The bomb squad destroyed a second device in a controlled detonation later this afternoon.