Families and Macassar residents mourn victims of Denel blast outside plant

Macassar residents and bereaved family members gathered outside the Rheinmettal Denel Munition plant to pay their respects to eight workers who died in a blast on Monday.

Read: Death toll in Macassar Denel plant explosion rises to 8

Rheinmetall Denel munition's CEO Norbert Schulze has told the public that an investigation is ongoing to determine a number of details.

Schulze says the investigation will confirm the exact number fatalities and the extent of damage caused, reports EWN's Kevin Brandt.

Read more: Denel explosion cause still under investigation

A lot of bereaved family members gathered outside the gates this morning, many of them are still present to come pay their respects and support other family members who have lost loved ones.

Kevin Brandt, EWN reporter

The indication that they are giving us is that all people have been accounted for.

Kevin Brandt, EWN reporter

They say [only once] they have done a very thorough assessment of the site itself, then they will be able to give the [assurance] as to how many fatalities there were and the extent of the damage.

Kevin Brandt, EWN reporter

He [the CEO] did inform us that there were no injuries reported.

Kevin Brandt, EWN reporter

VIDEO: Eight casualties after explosion at Denel depot

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