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Diesel Theft From Pipeline Goes Horribly Wrong Leaving Two People Dead In Durban

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Two people have been killed in a suspected case of tampering with a Transnet Fuel Pipeline that went horribly wrong near Horse Shoe Road in Clairwood, south of Durban on Sunday morning.

Witnesses from the area reported hearing gunfire near a Transnet pipeline where a tanker rigid truck was parked presumably after stealing diesel from the pipeline.

A source who has asked to remain anonymous said there was a misunderstanding between the people with the tanker truck and people from the neighbourhood which led to a shootout.

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“The tanker was shot at causing it to explode and burn,” he said.

The fire quickly spread to the nearby informal houses forcing evacuations.

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Two people were reported to have died in the fire. It was not immediately clear how they died.

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The tanker truck was completely destroyed in the inferno.

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