Tragedy struck South Africa on Christmas Day when a fuel tanker exploded, killing 18 people and seriously injuring 37 others. The tanker was carrying 60,000 litres of LPG gas at the time of the explosion.
According to reports, the tanker crashed and caught fire, causing a massive explosion. The explosion was so powerful that it sent debris flying and left a trail of destruction in its wake.
Eyewitnesses described the scene as chaotic, with people running for their lives as the flames engulfed the tanker and the surrounding area. The fire spread quickly, engulfing nearby vehicles and structures, and causing significant damage.
Rescue workers and firefighters rushed to the scene to help those injured in the explosion. Many of the victims were transported to nearby hospitals for treatment, but 18 people were unable to be saved. Those who survived the explosion suffered serious burns and are receiving medical attention.
The cause of the crash and explosion is not yet known, but authorities are investigating. The incident has caused widespread shock and grief in South Africa, with many expressing condolences for the victims and their families.
This tragedy serves as a reminder of the dangers of fuel tanker accidents and the importance of safety measures to prevent similar tragedies from occurring in the future.