April 30, 2009

Explosions injure more than 100 in Tanzania

Per ThisDay in Tanzania, "a series of powerful explosions" at the Mbagala military facility in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, killed at least four people and injured more than 100 others on Wednesday. The coastal city of Dar es Salaam is about 250 miles from the East African nation's capital, Dodoma.

Twitterers in Tanzania provided unique accounts of the news, with @kitindamimba providing the "breaking tweet" about three hours before it was picked up by most wire services and international media outlets.

  1. Raymond M
    kitindamimba (Tanzania) bombs are going off, Dar es Salaam Tanzania
  2. Africa Twenty Four
    a24media (Africa) Ammunition dump explodes in Tanzania.. watch out for the dramatic images & Video on A24 Media
  3. mohamed husein
    mhmariner (Dar es Salaam, Tanzania) There were 3 large explosions, later heard it was from military arsenal. We're advised not to stay in high raised building!
  4. Gillsant Mlaseko
    gillsaint (Tanzania) Therethe bomb have explode in my city Dar es salaam its scary.. http://jijr.com/hyEo
  5. Alen Wekesa
    iAlen (Dar es Salaam, Tanzania) Army ammo and bomb armoury explodes in Dar Tanzania causing panic in the city. Scanty details! Many injured! City evacuated.

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