Horrific scene after scrap yard blast

2013-04-09 08:21
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Johannesburg - A man has died in an explosion at a scrap yard near Tembisa on the East Rand, leaving body parts strewn across the ground.

The man was believed to have been the owner of the scrap yard, reported The Sowetan.

A police officer said the explosion happened at about 16:00 on Monday and that it was unclear what caused it.

“It’s a mess,” said the police officer on the scene.

“I don’t think I will be able to eat tonight. That was a horrible sight,” said another police officer.

Reporters saw the remains of the man lying about from 100 metres from where the explosion took place, with body parts spread across the scene.

The scrap yard is close to the training base of the soccer team Mamelodi Sundowns.

An inquest docket has been opened.

 
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