Several motorists escaped severe injuries on Thursday night following a massive explosion on the R50 between Delmas and Leandra in Mpumalanga

According to ER24, it is understood that a truck, allegedly carrying explosive materials, caught alight and exploded shortly thereafter.

ER24 paramedics arrived on the scene just after 22:00 to find a crater spanning several metres in the middle of the road, with debris from the truck spread across the entire scene.

(Image source: Twitter @ER24EMS)

Medics assessed the motorists and truck driver on the scene and found that no one had been injured, although some were visibly shaken.

It is understood that the driver noticed flames on the trailer while he was driving. The man was able to stop the truck, exit his vehicle and warn other motorists of the impending danger.

Subscribe to our Free Daily All4Women Newsletter to enter

More details surrounding this incident are not yet known, but local authorities were on the scene for further investigations.

(Image source: Twitter @ER24EMS)

Woman & toddler strangled to death at Limpopo lodge

Woman & toddler strangled to death at Limpopo lodge

Limpopo police have activated a 72-hour activation plan to arrest the killer of the woman and two-year-old child.

R350 grant: "Agents" charge R50 to queue for beneficiaries

R350 grant: “Agents” charge R50 to queue for beneficiaries

Young men in Gauteng are making money by queuing on behalf of social grant beneficiaries at post offices.

Jo’burg mom of twins thanks ‘angel nurse’ for act of kindness amidst Covid hospital chaos

Bronwyn Kloppers had a very big scare when her twins were admitted to hospital after being diagnosed with Adenovirus and bronchial pneumonia.

Inspiring! These winning women prove that females can do anything

Inspiring! These winning women prove that females can do anything

When one sees women thriving in careers society often views as reserved only for men, it is truly #inspiring.

Brace yourselves: MORE hefty fuel price hikes ahead

The (AA) released a statement commenting on unaudited mid-month fuel price data released by the Central Energy Fund. #FuelPriceHike

Author: News24.com