Death Toll Rises in Sudan Factory Fire: Doctors

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – A fire triggered by an explosion tore through a factory in the Sudanese capital on Tuesday, killing 15 people and injuring dozens, doctors and witnesses said.

Death Toll Rises in Sudan Factory Fire: Doctors

Thick plumes of black smoke billowed into the sky after the blaze broke out at a tile manufacturing unit in an industrial zone in north Khartoum.

Police cordoned off the entire area, an AFP correspondent reported from the scene.

The casualties were taken to several hospitals in the capital, it said, urging off-duty doctors to help out. State television reported “heavy losses of life and property.”

“The explosion was loud. Several cars that were parked in the compound of the factory also caught fire,” an employee of an adjacent factory said.

It was not immediately clear what had caused the explosion.

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