At least 20 killed in blasts at Tanzania military post
February 17th, 2011
05:18 AM ET

At least 20 killed in blasts at Tanzania military post

A series of fiery blasts killed 20 people and injured dozens more at a military camp in Tanzania, authorities said early Thursday.

At least 184 others were wounded in the blasts at an army base in the main city of Dar es Salaam, said Nyancheghe Nanai, assistant director of disaster management.

The chain of explosions Wednesday night lit up the night sky and sent
residents into a panic. Several ammunition depots were destroyed, Nanai said.

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  1. Godfrey Oyema

    What happened recently in Tanzania is a terrible incident. The government officials responsible this is their high time to resign because they fail to mitigate blasts. The same incident occurred in Mbagala in 2009 yet still it has occurred. Deaths, injuries and lost people are setbacks towards achieving development. If i were the minister of Tanzanian People Defence Force i would have resigned right away.

    February 17, 2011 at 6:07 am | Report abuse |
  2. aloycebeza

    its another sign of ignorance of our leaders in things thats matters to the life of our citizens,,someone should be held accountable......

    February 17, 2011 at 6:51 am | Report abuse |
  3. Arichcountryofteachers asprisoners

    No c.i.a. Failures.. Who put them in charge Of movements of free people.? Why are they not celebrated in America now for once as correct after being the most repressive force of stunning arrogance? Why should they care about any facebook other than yours? When the deeply guilty do the correct thing.. Where is the celebration? Perhaps "the people" are the greater issue. Liberate america.. There is no real c.i.a. Or any chance of it. lol

    February 17, 2011 at 7:24 am | Report abuse |
  4. abdullah

    I think they should kill everyone

    February 17, 2011 at 9:17 am | Report abuse |
  5. Lauren Pope

    I'm a US citizen living in Dar. Even though, I'm 15km from Mbagala and Mboto, the explosions felt like they were in my front garden. The government is saying approx 20 deaths, but word on the street is 200. It was the biggest news that didn't make the news last night. Here is my blog on it:

    February 17, 2011 at 12:53 pm | Report abuse |
  6. leeintulsa

    Any idea what started it?

    February 17, 2011 at 3:21 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Mel Blanc

    Yes..the Tanzanian Devil.

    February 17, 2011 at 9:38 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Brannon

    Yeah i go to Haven of peace academy in Dar and the word on the street is that its a lot more than just 20 or 30. the hospitals are low on blood here and are asking anyone who is willing to give blood to them. a lot of people have been badly injured and the road to the airport was blocked the last time its really irritating that this is the 2nd time something like this would happen you'd think the government would learn but they don't!

    February 18, 2011 at 7:32 am | Report abuse |