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Guinea Depot Fire Toll Rises To 11 Dead, 88 Injured

Emergency services have counted 11 deaths and 88 seriously injured at the incident in the capital Conakry, operational technical director Jean Traore told a meeting with the foreign minister and ambassadors. Earlier, a hospital official said at least eight people had died.


This image grab taken from AFPTV video footage on December 18, 2023 shows people in front of the flames from the fire at Conakry’s main fuel depot. (Photo by STRINGER / AFP)

At least 11 people have died and 88 others were injured after an explosion and fire at the main fuel depot in Guinea on Monday, a civil protection chief said.

Emergency services have counted 11 deaths and 88 seriously injured at the incident in the capital Conakry, operational technical director Jean Traore told a meeting with the foreign minister and ambassadors. Earlier, a hospital official said at least eight people had died.