Zimbabwe grain depot explosion kills 4 – reports

2018-08-30 20:30
(iStock)

(iStock)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

An explosion at Zimbabwe's biggest grain depot reportedly left at least four workers dead while three others were severely injured this week.

According to the state-owned Chronicle newspaper, the massive explosion at the Grain Marketing Board’s Lions Den deport in Mashonaland west province ripped through concrete structures and caused fire.

The depot's authorities said they were able to put out the fire after a local farmer provided them with a browser, and a quick response from nearby fire departments. 

Lands, Agriculture and Rural Resettlement Minister Perrance Shiri described the incident as “unfortunate”, adding that it was “too early for speculations” as investigations were under way.

A report by the Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC), said that the plant was the biggest in the southern African country and was of strategic importance.

It was unclear how the explosion would affect the country’s food security.

* Sign up to News24's top Africa news in your inbox: SUBSCRIBE TO THE HELLO AFRICA NEWSLETTER

FOLLOW News24 Africa on Twitter and Facebook

Read more on:    zimbabwe  |  southern africa
NEXT ON NEWS24X

Inside News24

 
/News
Traffic Alerts
Traffic
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.