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Boksburg Gas Explosion Death Toll Rises To 15

Boksburg Gas Explosion Death Toll Rises To 15

South Africa’s health minister, Joe Phaahla on Sunday said the death toll following the explosion in Boksburg had now risen to 15.

Three of the deceased were staff members at Tambo Memorial Hospital, which is located near the accident scene.

Thirty-seven people, including firefighters who were trying to extinguish the blaze, were admitted to hospital following the blast on Saturday.

The explosion occurred when a truck carrying gas burst into flames and then exploded.

Eyewitnesses said the truck driver didn’t check the height restriction of the bridge and the gas truck was stuck under the bridge before it exploded.

The force of the blast damaged parts of the hospital and some patients were moved as a precaution. | EWN

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6 Comments

1 month ago

Mau God be with those who lost their beloved ones. Also wishing a speedy recovery to those injured both physically and psychologically


Tintin 1 month ago

death is an enemy.💔💔💔


The Only One 1 month ago

Reasons to live you should also give reasons to die. Death is an enemy to those who fear it

Tintin 1 month ago

so you're saying you don't fear death

mariko 1 month ago

may those who perished RIP.god loves you.hamba kanhle


Progressive Citizen 1 month ago

I wish the driver isnt a foreigner, worst of a Zimbabwean, becoz this will be a justification of the Dudula vigilante to flush out foreigners



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