A burned out vehicle marks the spot where a gas tanker exploded under a bridge in Boksburg, east of Johannesburg, Saturday, Dec. 24, 2022. AFP
The blast, which took place earlier on Saturday, killed at least 15 people and injured around 40 others, according to media reports.
In a statement, the Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs said Cairo stands with the government and people of South Africa, and offered condolences to the families of the dead and wished the injured a speedy recovery.
The explosion took place after a truck carrying liquid petroleum gas scraped a low bridge in Boksburg city, emergency officials said.