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Boksburg explosion death toll rises to 18

The death toll in the Boksburg gas tanker explosion has risen to 18.

The Gauteng Department of Health says nine of the deceased are staff members of the OR Tambo Memorial Hospital.

Scores of people are being treated for third-degree burns.

Police arrested the 32-year-old driver, and he’s expected to appear in court on Wednesday.

He faces charges of culpable homicide, negligence, and malicious damage to property.

The OR Tambo Memorial Hospital is still not taking new patients.

It’s urging patients to use other facilities.

Affected families are advised to visit the Germiston forensic pathology services to identify their loved ones.

In other news – 7 armed robbers arrested after exchanging fire with cops at tollgate

Seven armed robbers who allegedly stole about 400 kgs of pregnant carbons, cellphones and cash amounting to US$250 at Ansh Red mine in Shurugwi on Thursday, were arrested at Flamingo tollgate on Friday.


Delta Misheck (32), Khumbulani Mpofu (42), Promise Dube (22), Moyo Phakhamani (30), Canicious Sibanda (28), Khumalo Mlamuli (31) and Munetsi Takunda (29) are the seven are assisting police with investigations. Learn More

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