Residents evacuated as petrol tanker bursts into flames

2011-02-07 07:32

Residents had to be evacuated from their homes when a petrol tanker overturned and burst into flames at Sasolburg.

ER24 spokesperson Werner Vermaak said the incident occurred on Bertus van Rijn and President Brand streets around 6.45am today.

“Paramedics arrived on the scene and found the tanker lying on its side in a residential area with flames bulging from the tanker.”

Vermaak said the area had been cordoned off and firefighters were on the scene trying to extinguish the fire.

“It is not clear what led to the incident, but it is understood that the tanker was apparently travelling on a slipway into President Brand Street when it overturned,” he said.

The driver of the tanker sustained no serious injuries, Vermaak said.

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