View Full Version : Chemical explosion near N12 highway in Benoni

Nutty Grandad
17th August 2008, 14:49
There has been a chemical explosion at a factory near the N12 highway in Benoni on the East Rand this morning.

It's unclear at this stage what caused the explosion but fire fighters are still battling the blaze.

As a precautionary measure, officials have shut the highway in both directions between the Putfontein and Tom Jones on-and-off ramps.

The Metro Police's Vusi Mabanga says the highway will be closed from Tom Jones to the Daveyton off-ramp on both directions. Mabanga says people aren't allowed near the scene, since the chemical hasn't been identified.

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