Blast at Tanzanian sugar factory kills 11

2 persons also injured, cause of explosion being probed, says official

06:52 - 24/05/2024 الجمعة
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At least 11 people were killed on Thursday in an explosion at a factory in Tanzania's eastern district of Mvomero, an official said.

Morogoro Regional Fire and Rescue Commander Shaban Marugujo said the blast occurred at 1 a.m. local time on Thursday (2300GMT) at Mtibwa Sugar Factory, according to a report by local publication The Citizen.

Police said the blast occurred after a heating system at the plant exploded as workers were about to start sugar production.

Marugujo said two persons were also injured in the blast, adding that the cause of the explosion is being investigated.

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