More than 100 people were killed overnight in an explosion at an illegal oil refining depot on the border of Nigeria's Rivers and Imo states, a local government official and an environmental group said.
At least 17 people were killed and scores injured when a truck carrying explosives to a gold mine in western Ghana collided with a motorcycle, setting off an explosion that flattened a rural community, the government said on Friday.
An explosion was reported at the Israeli regime’s Ashdod reactor facility in the south of the occupied territories, with reports not providing details on the cause of the blast or the number of possible casualties.
Senior staff members at Iran's Abadan Oil Refinery have ruled out reports suggesting there has been an explosion in the sprawling facility located in a southern oil-rich region of Iran, saying workers and technicians swiftly fixed a leak that had been detected in the catalytic cracker of the refinery early on Saturday.
Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh said on Wednesday that the country condemns any destructive move against maritime security and freedom of international trade following the explosion of a fuel tanker off the Saudi port of Jeddah.
Staff members from the Musée du Louvre and Directorate General of Antiquities of Lebanon began overseeing work on a joint rehabilitation project at the National Museum of Beirut, which was heavily damaged in explosion in the city’s port area, the International Alliance for the Protection of Heritage in Conflict Areas (ALIPH) reported.