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A general view of a collapsed building at the scene following a fire at a ammunition depot in N’Djamena on June 19, 2024. – A deadly fire erupted late on June 18, 2024 at a huge military ammunition depot in Chad’s capital N’Djamena, causing weapons to fire into the air, the government and witnesses said.

A deadly fire erupted at a huge military ammunition depot in Chad’s capital N’Djamena, sending powerful explosions into the night sky and shaking buildings miles from the blast.

The explosions from the late Tuesday blaze turned the sky red and could be heard miles away as ordnance fired off in the flames at regular intervals, according to AFP journalists and witnesses on the scene.

President Mahamat Idriss Deby Itno said people had been killed and wounded in the blaze, without giving precise figures.

“Peace to the souls of the victims, sincere condolences to the grieving families and a speedy recovery to the wounded,” Deby wrote on Facebook, promising to open an investigation into the fire.


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