Explosions, fire at arms factory in Sudan's capital

KHARTOUM Tue Oct 23, 2012 7:58pm EDT

1 of 2. Fire engulf the Yarmouk ammunition factory in Khartoum October 24, 2012.

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KHARTOUM (Reuters) - A huge fire broke out after a loud explosion on Tuesday night at an arms factory in Sudan's capital Khartoum, a Reuters witness said.

Soldiers blocked roads to the factory where more explosions took place as firefighters tried to contain the blaze, a Reuters reporter at the scene in southern Khartoum said.

The state-linked Sudanese Media Centre said the fire and explosions had occurred at the Yarmouk ammunition factory. The army spokesman was not immediately available for comment.

There were no immediate reports of casualties.

(Reporting by Khalid Abddelaziz; Writing by Ulf Laessing; Editing by Michael Roddy)

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AlkalineState wrote:
A Sudanese gunpowder storage facility. That’s like its own joke. “What could possibly go wrong with this scene?”

Asked the chain-smoking Muslim who was stealing gasoline out of a tank. With a cutting torch. Go Sudan!

Oct 23, 2012 7:35pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
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