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Southgate Mall evacuated following bomb scare

A member of the Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) helps a colleague to get into a bomb suit to defuse a suspicious object after two bombs exploded at the city clock tower in the center of Hua Hin, Thailand, 12 August 2016. A series of bomb attacks in the resort city of Hua Hin killed at least two people and injured more than 20 people including foreign tourists. EPA/RUNGROJ YONGRIT

Gauteng police say Southgate Mall in Johannesburg has been evacuated after a suspicious device was found on Friday.

Captain Kay Makhubela said the device was found in one of the shops inside the mall.

“We have sent bomb specialists to determine whether it is a bomb or not,” Makhubela said.

Police and other law enforcement were on the scene.

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