|Hundreds killed in Brazzaville inferno|
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A plume of smoke rises from across the river in neighboring Republic of Congo's capital Brazzaville, as seen above the skyline of Kinshasa, Congo, March 4. More than 200 people were killed when an arms dump exploded in Brazzaville, a senior official in t he presidency said.
Catholic News Service
More than 200 were killed and 2,000 injured by a series of explosions triggered by a fire at a military munitions depot in Brazzaville, Republic of Congo.
Government officials suspect a short-circuit set off the fire, causing a series of explosions that devastated a neighborhood on the eastern edge of Brazzaville, collapsing St. Louis Catholic Church. Sunday Mass-goers were just leaving when the blasts occurred.