Gas cylinder blast leaves trail of destruction

Demolished truck trailer. PIC: LEBOGANG MOSIKARE
Demolished truck trailer. PIC: LEBOGANG MOSIKARE

FRANCISTOWN: At least eight people were seriously injured on Friday around lunchtime when a welding gas cylinder exploded as two employees of a gas tanker truck company, GHP Motors, were busy welding the truck’s trailer.

The explosion ripped through a busy street at Light Industrial area opposite Midas Francistown shattering windows of nearby businesses and injuring eight people in its wake.

The heavy blast was heard a few kilometres from the scene and even at the Mmegi/The Monitor offices about 1,2 kilometres away. People from the nearby Itekeng, popularly known as Area W, came to the scene in droves upon hearing the blast which sent shrapnels hurtling to the roof of Midas Francistown where they remained stuck on the roof.

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