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Seven killed, 12 injured in explosion in plant in Khartoum, Sudan

Christian Fernsby |
Seven people have been killed and 12 others injured in an explosion at the factory in the Bahri industrial area of Sudan's capital of Khartoum, the Central Committee of Sudan Doctors said on Tuesday.

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Topics: EXPLOSION    PLANT   KHARTOUM    SUDAN   

"Seven people were killed and 12 others [are] in a critical condition," the committee said, adding that an explosion caused a huge fire.

​More than 90 people were injured in the blast, AFP says, citing a preliminary report from doctors.

Police have cordoned off the area of the explosion. The casualties were taken to several hospitals in Khartoum, the agency added.

It was not immediately clear what had caused the explosion at the factory.


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