Egypt extends condolences to South Africa over fuel tanker blast

Ahram Online , MENA , Sunday 25 Dec 2022

Egypt extended condolences to South Africa on Sunday over a deadly fuel tanker explosion in the city of Johannesburg.

A burned out vehicle marks the spot where a gas tanker exploded under a bridge in Boksburg, east of Johannesburg, Saturday, Dec. 24, 2022. AFP


The blast, which took place earlier on Saturday, killed at least 15 people and injured around 40 others, according to media reports.

In a statement, the Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs said Cairo stands with the government and people of South Africa, and offered condolences to the families of the dead and wished the injured a speedy recovery. 

The explosion took place after a truck carrying liquid petroleum gas scraped a low bridge in Boksburg city, emergency officials said.

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