South Africa Gas Leak: In South Africa, 16 people, including three children, died after poisonous gas leaked from a cylinder near Johannesburg. Police said that the three children killed were 1, 6 and 15 years old. He told that two people have been taken to the hospital for treatment.
According to the Associated Press, emergency services have put the death toll higher. After the incident was reported, the search and rescue team is conducting the operation.
#UPDATE | South Africa: At least 16 people died in an informal settlement near Boksburg east of Johannesburg following a suspected gas leak, the head of the provincial government said after a recount of fatalities: Reuters
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South African police said the incident took place in the town of Boksburg, on the eastern outskirts of Johannesburg. Explain that in December 2022, 41 people died when a truck carrying petroleum gas got stuck under a bridge and exploded in Boksburg. The area is also linked to illegal mining, as there are gold deposits in the areas around Johannesburg.
What did the officials say on the gas leak incident?
Emergency services spokesman William Nataledi said the deaths were caused by a leak from a gas cylinder, which was kept in a shack in the Angelo township. Teams of relief and rescue personnel were searching for casualties within a radius of 100 meters around the cylinder after the gas leak was stopped. William Entlady said bodies were still lying on the ground in and around the area. Forensic team has reached the spot.