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Death toll in Equatorial Guinea explosions rises to 98

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The death toll from accidental explosions that rocked a military camp in Equatorial Guinea and the surrounding area rose sharply on Monday to 98 dead with 615 wounded, the vice president said..



The explosions which occurred on Sunday involved ammunition stocks and explosives at the camp in the country’s economic hub Bata, destroyed buildings at the compound and countless houses in surrounding residential areas.


“At the moment, we deplore 98 dead and 615 injured,” Vice President Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mangue wrote on his Twitter account.

(AFP)

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