Just in, a horrible gas explosion has terminated the lives of six people, leaving scores of others badly injured.

According to ER24 spokesperson Russel Meiring  whosaid in a statement. At the moment Rescue teams are on the scene near a sewer pit and have retrieved the bodies of six men.

Paramedics assessed all six men and found them lifeless. They were declared dead at the scene. Several other patients had varying degree of injuries.

They were treated for their injuries and thereafter transported to various hospitals in the area for further treatment.

Some rescue groups as well as Local authorities are on the scene of the disaster for further investigations.

The mass casualty incident occurred on Friday . According to emergency services who spoke to Hinnewssa  off the camera maintained that a group of workers were reportedly underground when there was a gas leak.