Shocking Revelations on the Devastating Ammunition Depot Explosion

Amy BA

June 19, 2024 at 2:50 p.m.

An explosion in the main ammunition depot of the Chadian army in Ndjamena during the night from Tuesday to Wednesday caused several victims, according to the authorities.

At least nine people were killed and 46 others injured in a fire followed by an explosion in N’Djamena. The tragedy occurred in the main ammunition depot of the Chadian army. The Minister of Public Health, Abdelmadjid Abderahim, stressed that the initial death toll could further increase, because several injured people are in a condition described as ‘extremely serious’.

Powerful and repeated detonations were heard for about two hours, shaking buildings up to 6 or 7 kilometers from the epicenter, before decreasing in intensity and stopping around half past midnight on Wednesday.

Thick reddish smoke remained visible several kilometers around. Numerous projectiles of different calibers were projected into the sky, exploding at regular intervals, according to journalists present at the scene.

Chadian President Mahamat Idriss Déby Itno expressed his condolences to the families of the victims on social media, declaring ‘Peace to the souls of the victims, sincere condolences to the grieving families and speedy recovery to the injured’.

The origin of the fire remains unknown, but the president announced the opening of an investigation to clarify the causes of this tragedy.



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