×

We've got news for you.

Register on SowetanLIVE at no cost to receive newsletters, read exclusive articles & more.
Register now

Gas pipeline 'explosion' on the East Rand

A home on fire after a gas pipe exploded.
A home on fire after a gas pipe exploded.
Image: Supplied

Reports of a gas pipeline explosion in Alberton, Ekurhuleni, early on Tuesday saw some residents being urged to evacuate the area for safety reasons.

Eric Maloka, acting disaster and emergency management services spokesperson confirmed there had been an explosion.

“We are still responding to the emergency and cannot confirm if anyone was injured or died from it,” Maloka said.

This is a developing story.


Would you like to comment on this article? Register (it’s quick and free) or sign in now.

Speech Bubbles

Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

Commenting is subject to our house rules.