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Police: Blast heard at WCup site was `controlled`

Johannesburg: Police say a "controlled
explosion" at an explosives factory was the source of a blast
heard by journalists on Sunday at the World Cup`s main media
center.

Col Eugene Opperman said the explosion was routine, and
caused no injuries or damage. The noise could be heard in the
media center at Soccer City, the main World Cup stadium in a
gold-mining district on the outskirts of Johannesburg.

Brazil was set to play Ivory Coast at Soccer City later
today.

The South African Press Association said the factory was
operated by Maxam Dantex in Roodeport and manufactures
explosives for use in blasting at mines and quarries.

Bureau Report

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