Healthcare worker who died in Boksburg tanker explosion laid to rest

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One of the 34 people killed in gas tanker explosion in Boksburg on Gauteng’s East Rand, has been laid to rest at Mhinga village outside Malamulele in Limpopo.

40-year-old Winnie Hobyane, a nurse at Tambo Memorial Hospital, was one of the 11 health workers and 23 members of the public killed in the Christmas Eve gas tanker explosion.

A truck carrying liquefied petroleum gas exploded after it got stuck under a low bridge.

Hobyane, had been badly injured and passed away on Christmas Day. She had been employed at Tambo Memorial hospital as a staff nurse since 2019 until her tragic death.

In the obituary, she has been described as kind and passionate.

She is survived by her husband and three children.

Boksburg tanker explosion victim’s memorial service: