Accidents

No injuries reported following underground fuel pipe burst

Gauteng: Late Tuesday afternoon Netcare 911 responded to a hazmat incident on the corners of Swartkoppies Road and Potgieter Street in Alberton.

underground fuel pipe burst

Reports had indicated that an underground fuel pipe had burst.

Fortunately, no injuries were reported and the scene was secured by the fire and rescue services.

 

Circumstances leading up to the incident will be investigated by the relevant authorities.

In Other News – Senegalese student goes missing while studying at top school in France

Before she vanished in France eight days ago, the young woman had become an academic legend in Senegal. Her name – Diary Sow – is practically synonymous with achievement in this West African nation, which crunches grades every year and names a top student. Sow won that honour in 2018 and 2019.

She landed a spot at a prestigious preparatory school in Paris and, her peers say, continued to ace classes. She published a novel last year at age 19.

“To Diary,” the Senegalese president wrote to her in an August note, “a rising star who is the pride of the people. Then her school, the Lycée Louis-le-Grand, alerted the Senegalese Embassy on Jan. 4 that Sow had stopped showing up. learn more

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