So. Africa: 8 killed & several injured after a blast at Rheinmetall Denel's munition plant

Author: AFP, Published on: 4 September 2018

"Blast at South African munitions plant kills eight - official"

Eight people were killed Monday in an explosion at a munitions factory near Cape Town in South Africa, a city official said. Local residents reported that nearby houses shook from the blast, which sent a plume of white smoke into the air above the Rheinmetall-Denel plant in Somerset West when it erupted at 3:45 pm. "Eight persons were confirmed as fatalities and the fire department is assisting the search and rescue operations," JP Smith, Cape Town council's safety chief, told AFP after the explosion rocked the Rheinmetall Denel plant in Somerset West. Smith said that a fire at the accident site was contained. The Rheinmetall Denel company confirmed the incident but gave no details on fatalities.

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