A huge blast shook the crowded Bree Street in Johannesburg’s CBD. Although initial suspicions pointed to a gas explosion, investigators have ruled this out, leaving the cause of the disaster unknown.
At least one person died and 48 others were injured following the explosion. Some 12 people remain hospitalised, but multiple taxis were damaged, leaving neighbors and investigators puzzled.
Witnesses report hearing an immense explosion followed by a huge cloud of smoke that covered the busy area.
While some speculated that the explosion might be attributed to a gas leak gone wrong, gas suppliers in the area quickly dismissed the notion. Representatives from Johannesburg Gas Supply Company confirmed that detailed checks on their network revealed no signs of leaks or any indicators to suggest their gas was responsible for the incident.
Attention has now turned to local authorities and private investigators, who aim to unravel the mystery surrounding the blast’s origin.
The Johannesburg CBD explosion has sent shockwaves throughout the city, leaving residents anxiously awaiting answers. As investigators race against time, the question on everyone’s minds remains: What caused such a powerful explosion if not a gas leak? Only time and a thorough investigation will shed light on this perplexing mystery.