04/19/2021

“Negligent handling of dynamite” killed at least 20 people at military barracks in Equatorial Guinea

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A series of explosions at a military barracks in Equatorial Guinea has killed at least 20 people and wounded hundreds of others. A statement from President Teodoro Obiang Nguema said the explosion was due to the “negligent handling of dynamite.”

TGVE read out a statement from President Teodoro Obiang Nguema which said the explosion was due to the “negligent handling of dynamite” in the military barracks located in the neighborhood of Mondong Nkuantoma in Bata. He said that the explosion occurred at 4 p.m. local time. The president said that impact of the explosion affected buildings across the city.

TVGE said that at least five explosions caused at least 20 deaths and wounded more than 400 others.