Large explosions rock army ammo bunker in Tanzanian city

February 17th, 2011 - 4:10 am ICT by BNO News  

DAR ES SALAAM (BNO NEWS) — A series of large explosions rocked an army ammunition bunker in the Tanzanian city of Dar Es Salaam on Wednesday, not far from the international airport, according to the UK Foreign Office.

An updated travel advice from UK Foreign Office said it has reports that an army ammunitions bunker in the Mbagala district of Dar Es Salaam, the largest city in Tanzania, is exploding. “Debris is reaching as far as the Oyster Bay area on the peninsula,” it said.

A spokesman for the UK Foreign Office confirmed the information in the travel advice was accurate. “It’s all the information we have right now,” he added.

It was not immediately known if there were casualties from the explosions, which were continuing hours after they began.

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