10 killed, 50 injured in S. Africa gas explosion
Johannesburg, December 24, 2022
At least 10 people were killed and around 50 others were injured on Saturday following a gas explosion at Boksburg in South Africa, officials said.
William Ntladi, a spokesperson for Ekurhuleni Emergency Management Services, said that they received a report that a gas truck was stuck under a bridge in Boksburg at around 7.50 a.m.
"When the firefighters tried to suppress the fire, there was an explosion and six firefighters were injured... 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.