Twenty-three people have been killed and more than 130 injured some now in critical condition after a gas tanker exploded outside a ceramics factory in the Sudanese capital Khartoum, the government reported.

Wednesday’s blast, which took place as the gas tanker was unloading, was so powerful that it blew the tanker into a nearby lot, witnesses and senior civil defence officials reported, according to the Malay Mail. The factory was completely destroyed, the government said in a statement. The government called on citizens to donate blood for the injured.

Sudan factory fire

“Preliminary observations indicate a lack of necessary safety measures and equipment at the factory, in addition to random storage of flammable materials,” the government statement said. The casualties, which included employees of various nationalities, were rushed to hospitals in the capital with some reported to be in critical condition.

In other news – #DecadeChallenge got Bonang Matheba angry

First, it was the 10-year challenge that went viral…then it was the ‘glow up’ that saw people post pics of their amazing transformations from ugly ducklings to elegant swans…Now the ‘decade challenge’ is the next biggest craze to hit social media.

Bonang Matheba

The newest challenge involves posting a pic of yourself from back in 2010 (the start of the decade) to the present day (at the end of the decade). Read more

Source: eNCA


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