Cause of blast at Rheinmetall Denel Munition factory unclear
Eight people died on Monday after the Rheinmetall Denel Munition (RDM) factory in Somerset West went up in flames.
EWN reporter Kevin Brandt says that residents in nearby communities explained that the blast was so intense that it was felt a few kilometres away.
Brandt spoke to the wife of Nico Samuels who worked at the factory for almost 21 years. Nico is one of the eight that died during the blast.
She explains that she last saw her husband when he was leaving for work on Monday morning telling her what to prepare for supper. He leaves behind four children.
There's very strict security at the facility. A lot of emergency vehicles still moving in and out.Kevin Brandt, EWN reporter
We have been given an indication that the investigation will continue today.Kevin Brandt, EWN reporter
It's still not clear as to what caused the blast. Brandt says that the police said that the incident happened at around 04:15 pm.
All the workers that were in the facility have all been accounted for including the eight that lost their lives.
To hear the rest of the report by Kevin Brandt, listen below:
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