Water, electricity restored in Worcester after gas tanker explosion

Six people, including two firefighters and a security guard, were injured when an explosion rocked the Worcester town centre and surrounding areas on Wednesday morning.

Firefighters deal with the aftermath of a gas tanker explosion in Worcester on 11 July 2019. Picture: Breede Valley Municipality/Facebook

CAPE TOWN - Water and electricity supply on Thursday was restored in Worcester's industrial area following a gas tank explosion.

Six people, including two firefighters and a security guard, were injured when an explosion rocked the Worcester town centre and surrounding areas on Wednesday morning.

It's believed the gas tanker was involved in an accident and caught fire shortly after.

Traffic lights, vehicles and nine buildings were completely destroyed.

The cost of the damages was not yet been determined.

“The area was opened to the public and firefighters were looking at the structures and what can be done to save the damaged buildings,” said Environmental Affairs MEC spokesperson James Brent Styan.

It's feared the fire caused by the gas tank explosion will have a devastating impact on some local businesses.