Shocking video captures massive, unexplained explosion in South Africa's Johannesburg

Shocking video captured by CCTV shows an unexplained explosion in Johannesburg's business district on July 19, 2023, one person died and 48 were injured

Videos show a main road split wide open from the force of the explosion, with several vehicles blown onto their side.

It is still unclear what led to the blast, but officials suspect an underground gas pipe is responsible.

Officials have pleaded with the public to stay clear of the area.

The scene at Bree Street is still being treated as a potential risk area - emergency services remain there and people are being evacuated where necessary.

Several streets have been closed to traffic and electricity supply in the area has been sealed off, in what is usually one of the busiest parts of South Africa's commercial hub.

Officials from Gauteng province, which includes Johannesburg, suspect the blast may have been caused when some underground gas pipes ruptured.