Sudan factory fire, 15 people killed, dozens injured (Details).

The Sudanese doctors union says 15 people have died in a huge explosion at a tile factory in the capital of Khartoum.

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The Sudanese Doctors Committee said the blaze on Tuesday injured dozens more, several critically, who are being treated for burns in local hospitals.


Footage circulated online showing an explosion launch a ball of fire into the sky, sending workers scrambling for cover. Huge plumes of dense black smoke billowed above the plant.

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Sudan has suffered from various industrial accidents in recent months, raising concerns about the adequacy of health and safety regulations. Earlier this year, a fire caused partial damage to the presidential palace in Khartoum.

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