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Pics: One Dead in R27 LPG Tanker vs Car Crash

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A precautionary 3km radius ‘blast zone’ was created around the scene of a crash between a tanker transporting 10 000 litres of LPG gas and a car on the R27 in Cape Town on Thursday afternoon.

The collision happened on the R27 outside Mamre north of Cape Town.

“A severe risk incident was declared and the road was closed. The scene was cordoned off with a 3km radius to mitigate a potential blast zone of the incident site,” said Cape Town safety and security MMC JP Smith.

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Pics: One Dead in R27 LPG Tanker vs Car Crash

The driver of the car was declared dead by paramedics on the scene.

Fire and rescue crews worked in the potential blast zone to check the integrity of the hull of the overturned tanker.

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Pics: One Dead in R27 LPG Tanker vs Car Crash

No gas leak was detected.

The road remained closed until the LPG was transferred to another tanker and the truck recovered.

Pics: One Dead in R27 LPG Tanker vs Car Crash

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