Lesufi reiterated his condolences to all the families affected.

FILE: Officials at the scene of an explosion in Boksburg, east of Johannesburg on 24 December 2022. Picture: Eyewitness News

Gauteng Premier Panyaza Lesufi confirmed on Wednesday that the death toll in the Boksburg explosion had risen to 41.

A gas tanker exploded under a low-lying railway bridge in Plantation on Christmas Eve, leaving scores of people with critical injuries.

The blast also destroyed parts of the Tambo Memorial Hospital, and damaged infrastructure.

Lesufi reiterated his condolences to all the affected families.

By: Alpha Ramushwana

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