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Another gas leak in Joburg, Braamfontein 5 September

A gas explosion rocked the Johannesburg suburb of Braamfontein on Tuesday, causing significant damage to property and infrastructure. The explosion occurred at the corner of Bertha and De Korte Streets, and is believed to have been caused by a gas pipe leak.

The explosion sent a plume of smoke into the air and shook buildings in the vicinity. Several vehicles were also damaged in the blast. There were no reports of any fatalities, but several people were injured and taken to hospital.

The area has been cordoned off by emergency services, and the cause of the explosion is still under investigation. However, it is believed that the gas leak may have been caused by a construction project in the area.

The explosion has caused widespread disruption in Braamfontein, and several roads have been closed. Businesses in the area have also been forced to close their doors.

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The City of Johannesburg has urged residents to avoid the area and to stay safe.

In a statement, the city said that it is working to repair the damage caused by the explosion and to restore normalcy to the area.

The city has also called on residents to be vigilant and to report any gas leaks to the authorities immediately.

The gas explosion is a reminder of the dangers of gas leaks. It is important to be aware of the signs of a gas leak and to take action immediately if you suspect one.

If you smell gas, do not light a match or turn on any electrical appliances. Leave the area immediately and call the gas company or emergency services.

Gas leaks can be very dangerous, but they can be prevented by being aware of the risks and taking precautions.


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