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A powerful explosion in Equatorial Guinea thundered on the territory of a military base

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The network publishes footage from the scene of the explosion of a huge destructive force from the African city of Bata. This city with a population of about 300 thousand people is located in Equatorial Guinea - in the west of the mainland.


Reports indicate that an explosion occurred at a military base in the Nkuantomo area. Local residents and the media report that as a result of the explosion, not only the infrastructure of the military facility was completely destroyed, but also the recreation park, which was adjacent to the territory of the military base. But this is not all destruction.

The footage gives reason to say that the consequences of the explosion correspond to the consequences typical for at least several tons of TNT.



Destructions are recorded even two or more kilometers from the epicenter of the explosion. The roofs of houses were demolished, public transport stops were destroyed, fragments of various structures covered the roadway, private yards.


The mentioned area of ​​Nkuantomo lies in ruins. There is not enough special equipment, no rescuers and firefighters to cope with the consequences of a powerful explosion.

According to preliminary data, at least 20 people died. More than 600 people were injured.

The President of Equatorial Guinea addressed the nation. According to him, a powerful explosion occurred in Bath "due to the careless handling of explosives at the military base."

President Teodoro Obiang Nguema:

Almost every house in Bath is either destroyed or damaged.

Meanwhile, the country's Foreign Ministry appealed to the ambassadors of foreign states for help.

For reference: Equatorial Guinea is a country with active oil production. The country is also increasing the production of liquefied natural gas (LNG). The share of industry in the country exceeds 90% of all sectors of the economy. In terms of living standards, this country is among the leaders among African countries: the average salary in Equatorial Guinea in 2020 was about $ 300, which is decent money for the central part of Africa, where people live on less than a dollar a day.

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  1. Note
    Note 8 March 2021 07: 15
    +7
    Poor people. God help them.
  2. Thrifty
    Thrifty 8 March 2021 07: 18
    +5
    I hope ours will send rescuers there, we will help. Condolences to the country and the people about human deaths. ..
  3. Mitroha
    Mitroha 8 March 2021 07: 19
    +5
    Who is the smart one who placed a military base with the storage / use of explosives in a residential area of ​​a large city?
    1. Intruder
      Intruder 9 March 2021 16: 09
      0
      Who is the smart one who placed a military base with the storage / use of explosives in a residential area of ​​a large city?
      and where to place it, in the jungle with mountains !? Placed in an array of a large settlement, or perhaps just built a residential area after placing the base already ...!? There is an arsenal at any base and there can be so many tons of TNT stored, in short, a lot of different "good", the main thing is not to violate safety and monitor the condition ...
      For reference, anyone interested:
      The relief of the island of Macias Nguema Biyogo is diverse, its highest point - Mount Santa Isabel (3050 m) - is the summit of an ancient extinct volcano. In the southeastern part of the island, there is the "Great Basin of San Carlos" with a depth of 1300 m and a diameter of 5 km, surrounded by a continuous chain of mountains. The climate on the coast of the island is almost the same as on the mainland, but in the highlands the average annual temperature drops to 18 ° C, and the amount of precipitation increases to 2500-4000 mm per year. Even colder in the highlands. The climate of the southern part of the island is the wettest: even in "dry" years, up to 11000 mm of precipitation falls here. The vegetation is very rich, especially in the south of the island: coconut palms and hevea grow here. The mountain peaks are the land of ferns and lobelias. There are picturesque lakes in the craters of volcanoes.
  4. Second major
    Second major 8 March 2021 07: 35
    +2
    Kambula zhahnul ?!
  5. Gennady Fomkin
    Gennady Fomkin 8 March 2021 07: 39
    +1
    Here, rather, local generals and warrant officers with the auditing auditors apparently did not agree on the price. The topic was worked out - we need a new informational occasion. Yes, and distracted the masses from the import of guest workers.

  6. Gennady Fomkin
    Gennady Fomkin 8 March 2021 07: 41
    +1
    The state is not poor.

    Natural resources - oil, gas, timber, gold, bauxite, diamonds, tantalum.

    Due to the commissioned oil fields, Equatorial Guinea has sharply increased its revenues in recent years, and in terms of GDP per capita ($ 36,6 thousand in 2009) it ranks first in Black Africa and 30th in the world ...

    For comparison.

    IMF on the state of the world economy in October 2020, the annual per capita income in Ukraine was $ 3 per year. In Belarus - $ 424, in Kazakhstan - $ 6 per year, in Russia - $ 133
    1. Bolt cutter
      Bolt cutter 8 March 2021 07: 56
      +5
      There are only one and a half million of them, so there are enough wells for everyone. Real GDP on the nose is only 9.141 in 2019, and in terms of PPP-21.442, which is Africa-Stunning results.
      and 30th in the world
      The Czech Republic is located. Take your time for tickets to Malabo wassat
      1. tihonmarine
        tihonmarine 8 March 2021 09: 05
        +2
        Quote: Bolt Cutter
        Take your time for tickets to Malabo

        Yeah, there is also filaritis rampant.
        1. Bolt cutter
          Bolt cutter 8 March 2021 10: 12
          +1
          And AIDS instead of a cold.
    2. Aleksandr1971
      Aleksandr1971 8 March 2021 11: 35
      +4
      I was there in 2016 when I drove through almost all of central Africa. Equ. Guinea is indeed very rich in oil, but the money is concentrated in the hands of an extremely small group led by the family of the current president. On the capital island of Bioko, on the way from the airport, modern, beautiful city blocks have been built, and they are practically empty. And the bulk of the people live in wooden huts. At the same time, prices in Equ. Guinea are the same as we have somewhere in Magadan, because almost everything is imported, even fish.
      The task for the country is to reduce the level of property inequality. But it seems that the elite have little concern about this.
  7. Ros 56
    Ros 56 8 March 2021 08: 06
    +6
    The state is relatively wealthy, it is not clear what foreign aid should be. The climate is hot, while the leaderships of the countries agree, while the rescuers get together / get there, a few days will pass. You yourself need to move your hooves.
  8. fa2998
    fa2998 8 March 2021 09: 59
    +1
    Quote: Ros 56
    The state is relatively wealthy, what the foreign aid should be is unclear.

    Probably the first word is RELATIVE. People live in poverty, someone skims the cream off natural resources hi
  9. alien308
    alien308 8 March 2021 15: 11
    0
    "Destruction is recorded even two or more kilometers from the epicenter of the explosion. Roofs of houses were demolished, public transport stops were destroyed, fragments of various structures covered the roadway and private yards."
    It looks like more than ten tons of TNT.
  10. Lara Croft
    Lara Croft 8 March 2021 17: 02
    0
    Someone wants to aggravate the situation in the country, again the hydra of empirialism ...