200,000 Litre diesel spill in DBN

A pipeline between Durban and Johannesburg burst in an upmarket housing complex on Durban’s outskirts spilling 200,000 litres of diesel, the Daily News reported on Wednesday.

According to the newspaper the pipe burst in the early hours of Tuesday morning in the Greenvale Village Complex.

The pipeline was shut down and the newspaper quoted Transnet Pipelines spokesman Saret Knoetze as saying that a repair team had been dispatched, as had an environmental team.

The value of the fuel lost was estimated at R2.4 million and the clean up bill would run into millions.

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