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03 Sep 2018 | 04:18 PM UTC

South Africa: Blast at munition plant in Somerset West September 3

South Africa News Alert

Blast reported at munition plant in Somerset West on September 3; at least four people killed

TIMEFRAME expected from 9/3/2018, 12:00 AM until 9/4/2018, 11:59 PM (Africa/Johannesburg). COUNTRY/REGION Somerset West


An explosion was reported at a munition factory in Somerset West, a municipality near Cape Town (Western Cape), at 15:45 (local time) on Monday, September 3. According to local sources, at least four people were killed in the blast, with several more suffering injuries. Police and firefighters have cordoned off the area and are investigating the cause of the blast. Transportation disruptions are anticipated in Somerset West in the coming hours. 


Individuals in Somerset West are advised to avoid the area of the blast and to obey all instructions issued by local authorities.


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