WATCH: Truck explosion leaves massive crater in road

Debris from the truck spread across the scene

Several motorists escaped severe injuries last night (November 12) following a massive explosion on the R50 between Delmas and Leandra.

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According to ER24, it is understood that a truck, allegedly carrying explosive materials, caught alight and exploded shortly afterwards. ER24 paramedics arrived on the scene after 10pm to find a crater spanning several metres in the middle of the road with debris from the truck spread across the scene.

“Medics assessed the motorists and truck driver on the scene and found that none had sustained any injuries, although some were visibly shaken,” said Russel Meiring, ER24 communications officer.

“It is understood that the driver of the truck noticed flames on the trailer while he was driving. He was able to stop the truck, exit his vehicle and warn other motorists of the impending danger. “The details surrounding this incident are not yet known, but local authorities were on the scene for further investigation.”

(Videos: er24.info)

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