Tanker Crashes on the N12 at Kliprivier Bridge, Video Leaves SA in Disbelief: “Something Sinister Is Brewing”

Tanker Crashes on the N12 at Kliprivier Bridge, Video Leaves SA in Disbelief: “Something Sinister Is Brewing”

  • There has been another tanker involved in an accident on the N12 Highway at Kliprivier Drive off-ramp
  • Emergency services have been called to the area and so far no fatalities or injuries have been reported
  • Social media timelines are flooded with videos and images taken from the scene and Mzansi people expressed their shock

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Tanker crashes on the N12
A fuel tanker truck crashed into a bridge on the N12 highway in Johannesburg and a video of the scene has viewers concerned about another dangerous explosion. Image: @Abmahlangu1/Twitter
Source: Twitter

JOHANNESBURG - A tanker crashed into a bridge on the N12 highway at the Kliprivier Drive off-ramp in Johannesburg South.

CPF chairperson Mike Fontes told TimesLive that the accident happened around 3pm on Saturday afternoon. Members of CPF are reportedly at the scene attending to the accident.

The truck was reportedly travelling on the N12 highway going east and veered off the road and crashed into the bridge.

No injuries reported, roads closed while emergency services secure the scene

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No fatalities have been reported, and the driver is allegedly unharmed. Fontes said they want to close off the area while they for the hazmat team to arrive.

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"The truck has spilt some petrol, so I expect the authorities to close the N12 in that section. For now, we are trying to create a safety cordon of 300m to 500m wide, but the proximity of the highway is making that difficult."

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@KatlegoKaG said:

"No sense of urgency by the EMPD, no fire brigade, no ambulances just one of those accidents in Mzansi."

@thabospec posted:

"Is leaking, run away."

@ManyamaDoctor wrote:

"Before it was pitbulls and now its tanker crashes. South Africa, we have a serious problem."

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@masiyandas mentioned:

"Why in SA everything happened in a trend form? First, it was pitbulls, next celebrities with strokes, and now tankers."

@FMadlongwe shared:

"We just drove past now in the taxi lot of cars standing near the scene."

@EdwardMaps posted:

"Something sinister is brewing, either this is a plot to cancel out the truck business and shift the business back to Prasa/Transnet. This is getting deeply serious."

@desireemav added:

"South Africa yifilm."

Germiston residents siphon fuel from overturned fuel tanker: “Did Boksburg teach them nothing?” SA asks

Briefly News reported that Germiston residents had to be dragged away from the scene of a diesel tanker crash only two weeks after the deadly Boksburg explosion.

The diesel tanker was swarmed by opportunistic onlookers who were trying to steal some of the 300 000 litres of diesel from the overturned truck in Wadeville, Ekurhuleni.

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Hilary Sekgota (Head of Desk for Evening and Weekend content) Hilary Sekgota is the Head of Desk for Evening and Weekend content at Briefly News. She completed a BA in Communication Science from Unisa in 2018 and a Diploma in Journalism from Varsity College in 2010. She also passed a set of trainings by Google News Initiative. Hilary joined the Briefly News team in 2022 and started her journalism career at Tshwane Sun. She has 12 years of experience covering current affairs and human interest topics. Email: hilary.sekgota@briefly.co.za