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South Africa investigates deadly explosion that tore road networks

South African officials have launched a probe into Wednesday deadly gas line explosion in Johannesburg that left about fifty people. The incident caused damage to dozens of cars, leaving at least one person dead after tearing the road network in affected area. Pupils, workers, and pedestrains had to cross the damaged roads despite warnings to steer clear of the affected… Read More
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Burkina Faso: 60 killed in mine explosion

– – At least 60 people have been killed in an explosion at a make-shift gold mine in Burkina Faso. The incident occurred in a village near Gaoua in south-west Burkina Faso. Dozens of people including women and children have also been injured. Eyewitnesses say it happened as explosives stored near a gold panning site blew up. Images showed a large blast… Read More
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Ghana: Mining company fined $6mln over deadly explosion

– – Ghana’s Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources has slapped a fine of $6 Million on Maxam Company Limited, the company at the centre of the deadly explosion at a community called Appiatse in the Western part of the country last month. The committee that investigated the explosion submitted it report to the Lands and Natural Resources Minister Samuel… Read More
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Many feared dead in an explosion in Ghana

– – Many people are feared dead in Ghana’s western region after an explosion sparked by a collision between a mining explosive vehicle and a motorcycle. Police in Ghana have said that the explosion in Bogoso happened on Thursday afternoon. There were videos of the explosion circulating on social media with bodies seen scattered on the floor near the accident… Read More
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Tanker explosion kills at least 13 people in Kenya

– – At least 13 people have been killed in Kenya a when a petrol tanker overturned and exploded. The truck collided with another vehicle on a highway between Kisumu and Busia. Eye Witnesses described the crash scene as a “huge fireball”. People had rushed to the scene with jerrycans to siphon off fuel from the overturned tanker before it… Read More
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Equatorial Guinea: Death toll from military base explosions hits 105

– – The death toll from explosions at a military camp in Equatorial Guinea has now risen to 105. According to authorities, a total of 615 people were injured in Sunday’s blasts at the Nkoa Ntoma camp in Bata, the country’s economic hub. Buildings at the compound and houses in surrounding districts were badly destroyed by the explosions. 133 people… Read More
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Somalia: Car bomb explosion kills several at checkpoint

A car bomb explosion at a checkpoint on the outskirts of the Somali capital, Mogadishu has killed several people. According to media reports a shootout took place between security forces and three attackers, who got out of a vehicle laden with explosives. There are reports of the attackers dying with at least two civilians also reported to have been killed.… Read More
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At least nine killed in fuel tanker explosion in Uganda

A fuel tanker explosion on Sunday has killed at least nine people, with several others reportedly unaccounted for. Local media reported that the incident occurred in Kyambura trading centre, Rubirizi District, in western Uganda. A local official Harriet Nabukenya told Daily Monitor that the driver of the fuel truck lost control and rammed into two commuter taxis parked on the… Read More
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Over 60 people killed in fuel tanker explosion in Tanzania

A fuel tanker explosion in Tanzania has killed at least 60 people. Over 60 others have sustained severe injuries after the tanker exploded in the town of Morogoro, around 120 miles west of the capital Dar es Salaam. Reports say residents were trying to siphon fuel from the vehicle, which had overturned when the blast happened. A witness, Daniel Ngogo… Read More

Explosions at Congo Weapons Depot Kill Scores

DAKAR, Senegal — A series of explosions at a weapons depot in Brazzaville, the capital of the Republic of Congo, killed scores of people on Sunday, according to Congolese Web sites and news agency dispatches. A man was treated at a hospital on Sunday after multiple explosions occurred at a munitions depot in Brazzaville, Republic of Congo. Witness described collapsed… Read More