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12 September 2011

Blast rocks Heiderand, Mossel Bay

09h45 - UPDATE: One person died in this mornings explosion at a scrap metal dealer in Mossel Bay.

09h40 - An explosion rocked the Heiderand area of Mossel Bay earlier this morning. It would appear that a worker at a local scrap metal dealer was busy cutting though a tank when the tank suddenly exploded. Several people were injured in the blast some seriously. Emergency Services, Fire Fighters and the SAPS were quickly on the scene and the injured were transported to a local hospital for treatment. The blast could be heard in many parts of Heiderand while a large smoke column filled the air above the scap metal dealer premises. Update to follow.