Massive crane crashes down, barely misses Joburg petrol station

Massive crane crashes down, barely misses Joburg petrol station

A large crane came crashing down in Westdene, Joburg on Tuesday, almost taking out a filling station across the road.

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An Engen garage on the corner of Perth and Lewes Roads in Westdene was just out of reach of a massive crane which tumbled over about two hours after the thunderous hailstorm in Joburg.

However, it is not believed the stormy weather caused the crane to fall over, TimesLIVE reported. Photos of the incident were posted on Facebook by Westdene and Sophiatown CROWS.

The Facebook group speculated that the "base is much too small for the weight of it."

According to the group's post, the crane was still covering the road on Wednesday morning. Briefly.co.za gathered that no injuries were reported and the damage was minimal.

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Massive crane comes crashing down, nearly falls on Joburg petrol station

Massive crane comes crashing down, nearly falls on Joburg petrol station. Photo credit: Westdene and Sophiatown CROWS/Facebook.
Source: Facebook

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Social media users pointed out that the incident could have been much worse and they were happy no one got hurt. Locals added that they believed it had been just a matter of time before the crane came down.

Tiffany Caeydon Ziyanda commented: "I had a feeling that thing would fall when I drove pass, thank goodness no1 got hurt."
Louella Taylor-Tumber added: "Thanks God no lives lost."
Elsie Meyer wrote: "I also had that same feeling when I drove past. I knew it was going to happen."

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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