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Huge fire kills 15 at Sudan factory

Date: Dec 3, 2019

At least 15 people have died and nearly 100 others have been wounded after an explosion caused a huge fire at a ceramics factory in Sudan's capital, Khartoum, the Sudanese Doctors Union (SDU) has said.

The SDU appealed to off-duty doctors to rush to hospitals across the city to treat victims, amid fears that casualty numbers could rise.nearlnea8u

A witness has tweeted videos of raging flames and plumes of smoke at the industrial site in northern Khartoum.

The emergency services have been evacuating the bodies of victims and searching for survivors after a fire swept through a ceramics factory in Sudan's capital, Khartoum.

State television reported "heavy losses of life and property".

The cause of the fire is unclear, but an explosion was heard before the building went up in flames.

"The explosion was loud. Several cars that were parked in the compound of the factory also caught fire," an employee of an adjacent factory told AFP news agency.

--BBC--

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