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Equatorial Guinea blasts: Death toll rises to 98

Malabo: The death toll from the series of blasts that hit military barracks in the port city of Bata has climbed to 98, while the number of those injured have risen to 615, reported local media outlets.

The AhoraEg news gave this update on Monday, quoting Vice President Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mangue’s statement.

Several blasts hit a military base in Bata on Sunday, destroying or damaging almost all buildings.

President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo has blamed the blasts on the “negligence” of servicemen and the carelessness of farmers who lit a fire near army warehouses.

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