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Tanker explosion kills 8 in Johannesburg

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JOHANNESBURG (RockedBuzz via Reuters) – A tanker truck apparently stuck under a bridge exploded in Johannesburg on Saturday, killing eight people, injuring dozens more and damaging nearby buildings, emergency services said.

The blast broke the roof of the Tambo Memorial Hospital emergency room, destroyed two houses and several cars, and injured bystanders.

The vehicle caught fire while under a low bridge, but 911 spokesman William Ntladi said an investigation was ongoing.

(Reporting by Kopano Gumbi; Editing by Andrew Cawthorne)

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