At least 17 dead and hundreds more injured after massive explosions in Equatorial Guinea

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At least 17 people have been killed and hundreds injured in powerful explosions in the West African country of Equatorial Guinea.

A total of 420 injured people were being treated in three hospitals after the explosions on Sunday in a military complex in the city of Bata, the country’s health authority announced on Twitter.

More than a dozen people have been killed and hundreds wounded in a series of powerful explosions at a military base in Equatorial Guinea’s largest city of Bata, according to officials.

In a statement on national television, President Teodoro Obiang said the blasts on Sunday were caused by negligence related to the use of dynamite at the military base.

 

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