All is not well in Burkina Faso. Around 59 people have died in a massive explosion in the south-western region of the country. At the same time, more than 100 people have been injured. 

At least 59 people have died in a massive explosion in the south-west of the African country of Burkina Faso. At the same time, more than 100 people have been injured. According to the information received, this explosion took place near the gold mine in Gabomblora village. 

Mining chemicals can be the reason 

According to the news of ‘RTB’, the regional officials informed about the explosion in Gabomblora village. He said that many people have been injured after the blast. It is believed that chemicals used for mining may have caused the explosion.

The accident happened around 2 pm

A forest worker present at the scene told The Associated Press (AP) that the blast was so severe that bodies were visible everywhere. It was quite a terrifying sight. He said that the first explosion took place at around 2 pm local time and after that several explosions took place.

There has been a coup in the country

Let us tell you that there is an atmosphere of unrest in Burkina Faso. The African Union has suspended the country until constitutional order is restored. The decision was taken by the union to suspend Burkina Faso after the coup there. Rebel troops here ousted democratically elected President Roch Marc Christian Cabore, citing their inability to stop jihadist violence.

military leader becomes new president

After the coup, military leader Lieutenant Colonel Paul Henry Sandaogo Damiba was declared the President of this country. After gaining power, Damiba also appointed a new army chief. At the same time, in his address to the country, the new President had vowed to restore constitutional rule in Burkina Faso if the situation was right. The country’s former president is currently under house arrest in the capital.


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