South Africa: Truck full of LPG turns into flames, devastation in hospital, 8 killed2 min read
The. An explosion occurred in a truck filled with LPG gas near a hospital in a small town in Africa.
The truck turned into a ball of fire after the explosion near OR Tambo Memorial Hospital.
Horrific footage of the incident showed people burning on the streets of Boksburg.
Johannesburg. Eight people have been reported killed in an explosion in a truck filled with LPG gas near the OR Tambo Memorial Hospital in Boksburg, a small town west of the city of Johannesburg, South Africa. Many people have been seriously injured in this incident, including 6 firemen. After the explosion, the truck turned into a huge fireball. Many people are feared to have died in this blast near the OR Tambo Memorial Hospital. Horrific footage of the incident showed people burning on the streets of Boksburg. It is being told that the truck carrying Liquid Petroleum Gas (LPG) got stuck in a low-altitude bridge. After hitting the roof of the bridge with a truck filled with LPG, it exploded.
According to a news from the British website Daily Express, the truck exploded next to OR Tambo Hospital in northeastern South Africa. After this, the safety of the patients there was also in danger. The people who were present on the spot told that many people were seriously burnt in the Boksburg accident. A local report said that human body parts were scattered on the nearby streets. After the explosion a few meters away from OR Tambo Hospital, it is also on fire. After the incident, dozens of people were shouting for help outside the hospital.
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A local ambulance service spokesman said that several people had died and many were seriously injured in the accident. In the footage of this incident, people have been seen asking for help. The footage of the incident shows that the truck is on fire under the Railway Street Bridge. After which the entire tanker turns into a ball of fire, causing a fierce explosion. It is believed that the fuel spilled after the roof of the gas tanker hit a bridge. The initial accident was only a fire. After which a big explosion.
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FIRST PUBLISHED : December 24, 2022, 14:09 IST