An explosion ripped through a street in Johannesburg on Wednesday, July 19, killing one person and injuring dozens.
Security CCTV footage from a building nearby shows the moment an entire road explodes in the city’s Central Business District, cracking the tarmac and sending minibusses flying.
The footage shows a large crack down the middle of the road as well as a gaping hole left by the explosion.
Robert Mulaudzi, a spokesperson for Johannesburg Emergency Services (EMS) said at least 11 people were injured in the explosion.
One of those was seriously injured, according to reports.
A disaster management squad is in the area and has cordoned off a 1 km area because of the risk of further explosions.
The buildings are also being assessed for structural damage as a result of the blast.
A gas leak is suspected to be the cause of the sudden incident, with some locals reporting smells in the area.Share this story to friends