Johannesburg, July 20 — A tragic incident unfolded in the Johannesburg CBD as a large explosion rocked the busy Bree Street area, resulting in the loss of one life and injuries to at least 41 people. The incident occurred in the densely populated city centre and has prompted emergency services and police to search for potential victims.
The latest update confirms that the body of a male victim was recovered from the debris during the early hours of Thursday morning, raising the total number of people affected by the explosion to 42. According to Robert Mulaudzi, the spokesperson for Johannesburg Emergency Management Services, the injured individuals received medical attention for a range of serious injuries, from moderate to minor. They were promptly transported to various health facilities for further medical care.
Authorities are continuing their investigations to determine the cause of the explosion and assess the full extent of the damage. The incident has left the community and authorities deeply saddened, and they are providing support and assistance to those affected during this difficult time.