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Fuel tanker explosion kills at least 10 in South Africa

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At least 10 people have been killed, and about 40 injured, by a huge fuel tanker explosion near a hospital east of Johannesburg, South Africa.

According to a report, the tanker appeared to have gotten stuck under a low bridge on Saturday morning in Boksburg city, about 100m from Tambo Memorial Hospital.

There are fears the death toll could rise, as 19 people are in critical condition and 15 others are stable but seriously hurt.

Firefighters tried to put out the blaze, there was a huge second explosion – captured on amateur video – that destroyed a fire engine and two motor vehicles.

Writing Hadiza Abdulrahman; editing by Abdullahi Lamino