The City of Joburg has warned that a tunnel, which may collapse at any given time, has been discovered along Lilian Ngoyi, formerly known as Bree Street, and Loveday streets.
The blast that killed one person on Wednesday occurred at Lilian Ngoyi.
City Manager, Floyd Brink, has urged the public to refrain from entering the areas that have been closed off.
The warning comes amid the confirmation that a gas explosion was the cause of the chaos in the Joburg CBD, which left 48 people injured.
Brink is urging Joburgers to stay away from barricaded areas. Article by Nokwazi Qumbisa
Floyd Brink , City Manager : To the affected community, your patience is greatly appreciated as we work diligently. Our dedicated team of emergency services, personnel, and experts is on the ground, providing support and conducting thorough investigations.#JHBExplosion… pic.twitter.com/oShCVCv8Nc
— City of Joburg (@CityofJoburgZA) July 21, 2023
— CrimeInSA (@sa_crime) July 20, 2023
Two other blasts have rocked parts of Gauteng since the Joburg CBD blast.
One person was injured after a gas cylinder containing ammonia exploded at a warehouse in Chloorkop, Kempton Park.
The incident happened a day after an unidentified person died in Braamfischerville, Soweto, following a blast that’s suspected to have been caused by a dynamite that was connected to a vehicle battery. Two other people were injured in the incident.
Authorities say this could be linked to illegal mining activity in the area.
Written by: Lindiwe Mabena