Who sent the ‘get well soon’ card bomb to Durban family?
Suthentira Govender | 2017-05-19 17:37:33.0
Police cordoned off the Durban house where a delivery of flowers and a card exploded. A member of the Kahn family, still in a hospital gown after helping the victims, was driving along the road when the bomb went off.
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A team of explosive experts detonated the remnants of a parcel bomb that exploded in a plush Durban home on Friday afternoon.
It is understood that five people were injured – three members of the Khan family – after a parcel containing flowers and a card were delivered to the home around midday.
It is not known who sent the letter bomb or why.
A team of policemen cordoned off the upmarket Stephen Dlamini Road (formerly Essenwood) as curious neighbours gathered to find out what had unfolded at the Khan household.
A shaken Saleem Khan‚ an insurance broker who leased the house‚ said he had narrowly missed becoming a victim.
He had to rush his family members to hospital‚ one who is believed to be in a critical condition.
Garrith Jameson of Rescue Care paramedics said police conducted a “controlled explosion” to secure the house.
The house is owned by one of the directors of the Willowton Group of companies.