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Tanker explosion kills one person, injures another in South Africa

04 June 2021

A man was killed while cleaning the inside of a tanker in the KwaZulu-Natal region of South Africa on May 29. The incident happened on the premises of a cleaning services company in Cliffdale.

Representative image: Shutterstock
Representative image: Shutterstock

Reports by local news outlets say the man was killed after an explosion occurred inside the tanker that he was cleaning. Another man was injured after becoming overcome by carbon monoxide while attempting to rescue his colleague inside the tanker.

Firefighters attended the scene to recover the deceased man’s body and ensure the site was safe. The injured man, a 40-year old employee at the company, was transported to a local hospital for treatment.

An investigation has been opened by police to find out the exact cause of the explosion.

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