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Worcester man hailed as hero after saving motorist from tanker explosion

Worcester man hailed as hero after saving motorist from tanker explosion travis.richards Fri, 07/12/2019 - 08:11 Teaser Media Paragraphs A shop worker risked his life to save a motorist in the gas explosion that shook the town. #DStv403 JOHANNESBURG - New footage has emerged from the massive tanker explosion in Worcester. And one man has emerged as the hero of the moment. A shop worker risked his life to save a motorist in the gas explosion that shook the town. WATCH: Probe under way after Worcester tanker explosion Eyewitnesses say it was a miracle there were no fatalities. Local hero Klaas de Vos was loading a truck in High Street when he smelt gas and noticed a foggy cloud.  He says he saw a man crawl out of a car and cry for help. READ: Gas tanker explodes in Worcester I go to him I help him from that car and that burning because the fire is so hot you can t go closer. I said that although the other tank didn t burst yet I go to help him. So that guy s life was very important at that moment. I go and I take him to the bakkie. I load him into the back of the bakkie because he says he can t sit because his back is burnt, his hands are burnt, part of his head is burnt. De Vos rushed through traffic to take the man, Bennie Koch, to the hospital. 


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