Congo Capital Blasts kill 4, injure Dozens

A series of explosions in Brazzaville, the capital of Congo Republic, killed at least four people and injured nearly 60 others, a senior Congolese official said, giving the first toll from Sunday’s blasts. 

Witnesses and state media said the blast occurred during a fire in the arms depot in the Regiment Blinde base in the riverside Mpila neighborhood. No explanation has been given for the fire.

“Lots of buildings have been destroyed … There are four dead and nearly 60 injured some seriously,” Betu Bangana, head of protocol in the presidency, told Reuters by telephone.