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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.

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