No fatalities reported after explosion at Helderberg Denel facility

It's not clear what caused the blast but it appears there were no fatalities as a result.

A Western Cape traffic centre camera captured the blast at the Denel facility in the Helderberg on 31 October 2021. Picture: Supplied

CAPE TOWN - The Helderberg region was rocked overnight by a massive explosion at the Denel facility.

Pictures from the Western Cape's traffic centre show a huge fireball in the sky over the factory.

It's not clear what caused the blast but it appears there were no fatalities as a result.

Macassar ward councillor, Rhoda Ann Bazier, was one of the people who rushed to the scene.

"When we got to the gate, there were a lot of people standing there - the police, emergency services and so forth. There was an explosion inside but there were no fatalities."

In 2018, an explosion at the Denel munitions facility killed 8 people.

The second part of an official inquiry into that blast began in mid-October.

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