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South Africa: Ten dead, several injured in fuel tanker explosion

Pretoria: At least 10 people died in an explosion of a fuel tanker in the South African city of Boksburg on Saturday, with several more people injured, according to local ambulance services.
“Reports from the scene are that a tanker carrying L.P gas caught fire following a collision which led to it exploding… Ten people suffered fatal injuries. Several others were treated for injuries ranging from minor to moderate,” Emer-G-Med, an ambulance service operating in Boksburg, said.
According to South African online newspaper TimesLIVE, citing emergency services, the tanker became stuck under a railway bridge, caught alight and exploded, completely destroying the bridge.
Several houses and a hospital in neighboring areas were also affected by the explosion, the newspaper added. (UNI/SPUTNIK)                                                     (map credit-

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