One killed, another critically injured after tanker exploded in Gauteng factory

2019-04-06 20:17
Police. (Photo: Getty Images/Gallo Images)

Police. (Photo: Getty Images/Gallo Images)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

A man was left injured and another in a critical condition after a tanker trailer at a factory they were working on exploded.

According to Netcare 911 spokesperson Shawn Herbst, the incident took place around 14:40 at a factory in Alberton, Ekurhuleni. 

Herbst said the employees were working on the tanker, trying to fix it, when the tragedy struck.

"What our paramedics learnt when they arrived on the scene, is that the two men together with a third one, were trying to fix a gas tanker in the factory. The tanker was empty at the time when the men attempted to weld it. The tankers then exploded killing one man and leaving another in critical conditions," he said.

Herbst said paramedics tried to resuscitate the deceased but to no success.

However, the third man who sustained minor injuries, was treated on the scene and refused to go to hospital. 

Read more on:    johannesburg  |  accidents

Join the conversation! encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

Inside News24

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.