(EQUATORIAL GUINEA) JUST IN: An estimated 300 people have been injured and an unknown number have died in a series of explosions in the commercial hub, Bata, the health ministry has said #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Mar.07: In a series of tweets, the health ministry has asked for volunteer health workers to go to Bata Regional Hospital. It has also asked for blood donations:

Huge explosions rock Equatorial Guinea’s main city: ‘State TV has shown people looking for survivors in the rubble, lifting up the blocks of collapsed buildings by hand’

BBC News: 14 minutes ago

Map of Equatorial Guinea

Images on social media show a huge plume of smoke hanging over the city.

The cause of the explosions is unclear but they came from an area near a military camp.

It lists three hospitals where the “seriously and very seriously injured” are being transferred. 

Video posted on social media of the aftermath of the explosions show a chaotic scene of distressed people fleeing from the site of the explosions.

In a tweet, France’s ambassador Brochenin Olivier sent his condolences to the victims, describing the event as a “catastrophe”.

The Spanish embassy has said that its country’s citizens should remain at home and issued a series of emergency numbers.

Equatorial Guinea was a Spanish colony until independence in 1968.

#AceNewsDesk report ……….Published: Mar.07: 2021:

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