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Brazzaville fires 060312

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The fires at a munitions camp in Brazzaville are under control.
Brazzaville fires 060312

A woman sits in the overcrowded waiting room of the central hospital, holding her broken arm and waiting for treatment, after huge explosions on March 4 at a munitions depot in Brazzaville left more than 200 dead and 1,500 injured. The government said an electrical short-circuit likely caused a fire which triggered a series of blasts so powerful they devastated the surrounding area and blew out windows in Kinshasa, the capital of the neighboring Democratic Republic of Congo situated across the Congo river.