Petrol truck explosion on N1 causes major fire

A huge blaze broke after an explosion on the N1 had brought the light to the whole area near Beyers Naudé offramp on Tuesday evening.

The local residents reportedly heard several loud blasts at around 21:45. After that, one of the tankers parked at BP petrol station by the road caught fire.

According to Nana Radebe, the spokesperson for Johannesburg Emergency Services, the officials deployed three fire engines which helped the brigades douse the flames speedily. It is yet unknown what exactly caused the explosion, however, no one was injured during the incident, she added.

The specialists continue the investigation of the circumstances.

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