1 killed in Pretoria blast

2014-10-20 12:03

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A person was killed in an explosion at a scrap metal yard in Pretoria West this morning, Gauteng police said.

Captain Tsekiso Mofokeng said a second person was hospitalised following what appeared to be an accident.

“At the moment we don’t have details. We have experts investigating the scene.”

According to TimesLive, a mortar dating back to World War II exploded as it was being cut up.

A cop at the scene said several mortars were still lying around on the scene.

“It appears as though a number were brought to the scrapyard. The destruction is huge,” he was quoted as saying.

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