Police confirm 2 dead at Joburg prison explosion : Monday 22 October 2012

Police confirm 2 dead at Joburg prison explosion

Monday 22 October 2012 16:29

SABC

Police are still on the scene and no official statement has been made yet..

Police are still on the scene and no official statement has been made yet.(SABC)

Two people have been confirmed dead and 15 others were injured after an explosion in a police vehicle rocked Johannesburg prison also known as Sun City prison, south of Johannesburg.


The blast destroyed a police van returning from court to prison and initial indications are that plans to detonate an explosive device to facilitate an escape went horribly wrong. 


The explosion took place at Medium B section. It's not yet clear what caused the blast. Earlier reports said four people died in the blast. 


A large number of emergency vehicles are on the scene. Police are expected to address the media shortly.


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