At least 20 killed in huge blasts at barracks in Equatorial Guinea

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Hundreds of people also wounded in explosions that president has blamed on negligent handling of dynamite

At least 20 people have been killed and more than 600 wounded in a huge series of explosions at a military barracks in Equatorial Guinea, state television has reported.

The blasts were due to the “negligent handling of dynamite”, according to a statement from the president, Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, read out on TVGE. He said the explosions took place at 4pm in the barracks in the neighbourhood of Mondong Nkuantoma in Bata. He said the impact had damaged almost all the buildings in the country’s main city.

Continue reading… Source: The Guardian

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