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    Blast at South African Munition Depot Near Cape Town Kills 8 People - Reports

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    It is unknown what exactly caused the blast, News24 reported on Monday. Police haven't provided any comments regarding the incident.

    Eight people killed by a blast at munition depot in Somerset West, near Cape Town, South Africa, media said.

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    Theo Layne, a fire and rescue spokesman cited by Reuters confirmed that the eight people were dead.

    Germany's Rheinmental Waffe Munition GmbH and South Africa's government-owned arms producer Denel jointly operate the Rheinmetall Denel Munition depot where the deadly blast took place.

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