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Blast near prison in Johannesburg, 1 killed - report

Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Mon, 22 Oct 2012 14:47 GMT
Author: Reuters
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JOHANNESBURG, Oct 22 (Reuters) - At least one person was killed and seven wounded when an explosion tore through a van transporting prisoners in Johannesburg on Monday, local media reported, citing police.

Police said they were trying to determine the cause of the blast near a prison in southern Johannesburg, Eyewitness News reported. Talk Radio 702 also reported the blast.

Police spokesmen were not immediately available to comment. A spokesman for emergency services said he was unable to confirm the reports.

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