World News

Blast and fire kill 16 at Russian chemicals plant

Sixteen people were killed in an explosion and fire at a gunpowder and chemicals plant in Russia’s western Ryazan province, TASS news agency reported on Friday, citing a source.

The emergencies ministry confirmed 12 deaths in the accident, saying four people remained missing. TASS quoted its source as saying the accident had been caused by a failure to observe the proper technical process at the facility.

Pictures from the site published by the ministry showed firefighters standing next to a brick building that appeared to have been partly demolished by the blast.

Source: Reuters

In other news – Nota Baloyi: I spoke to Senzo Meyiwa the day he was killed

Nhlamulo “Nota” Baloyi claims he had an encounter with the late soccer star Senzo Meyiwa on the day he was killed.


For seven years Senzo’s family, fans and friends have sought justice for the death of the former Bafana Bafana captain in October 2014. Learn more

Back to top button