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03 Dec 2019 | 03:16 PM UTC

Sudan: Explosion and fire at ceramics factory in Khartoum leaves 23 dead December 3

Sudan News Alert

Explosion and fire at ceramics factory in Khartoum leaves at least 23 people dead December 3; authorities launch rescue operation

TIMEFRAME expected from 12/2/2019, 11:00 PM until 12/4/2019, 10:59 PM (Africa/Khartoum). COUNTRY/REGION Khartoum

Event

An explosion and fire have been reported at a ceramics factory in Khartoum on Tuesday, December 3, leaving at least 23 people dead and some 45 others injured. The fire reportedly ignited after a gas tanker exploded while unloading at the factory. Authorities have launched a rescue operation at the scene of the incident.

A heightened security presence and transportation disruptions are to be expected in the affected area over the coming hours.  

Advice

Individuals in Khartoum are advised to monitor developments, avoid the affected area, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities and their home governments.

 

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