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Guinea Fuel Storage Went Up In Flames Killing At Least 14

Guinea Fuel Storage Went Up In Flames Killing At Least 14

An explosion at a fuel storage in Guinea claimed eight lives and injured numerous others.

The explosion at an oil port in Conakry, the capital of Guinea, early on Monday, December 18, resulted in at least fourteen fatalities and 190 injuries.

The toll, according to a police officer, is provisional, and the fire is under containment.

Video Source: Aljazeera

Witnesses reported that the explosion at the sole oil terminal in West Africa shook the Kaloum administrative district in downtown Conakry, shattering windows in multiple surrounding residences and sending hundreds of people running from the vicinity.

Firefighters reportedly raced to the scene as multiple tanker trucks—escorted by police and soldiers—left the depot.

The administration issued a statement announcing the shutdown of all capital schools and advising employees to remain at home


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“Private and public sector workers are asked to stay home” and “public and private schools have been closed”, the statement said. The cause of the fire remains unknown, officials said, and its “scale and consequences could have a direct impact on the population”.

Live Video of Guinea Oil well explosion – Video Source: BBC news.

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