10 Dead, 50 More Injured in South Africa's Johannesburg after Gas Explosion
- December, 24, 2022 - 15:27
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TEHRAN (Tasnim) – A total of 10 people died on the scene and approximately 50 others were injured after a gas explosion in Boksburg in South Africa's largest city of Johannesburg Saturday morning, local authorities said.
William Ntladi, a spokesperson for Ekurhuleni Emergency Management Services, told Xinhua that they received a report that a gas truck was stuck under a bridge in Boksburg at around 7:50 a.m.
"When firefighters tried to suppress the fire, there was an explosion and six firefighters were injured. And they are in a stable condition," Ntladi said, adding that the circumstances will be investigated.
The type of gas carried by the truck was unclear, according to the spokesperson.