UPDATED: Four Dead After Explosion At GMB Lions Den Depot

State-owned media reports that at least four people have been killed while three others were seriously injured after an explosion occurred at the Grain Marketing Board (GMB)’s Lions Den Depot, near Chinhoyi. The exact cause of the explosion is yet to be established although it is suspected the explosion was caused by an electrical fault.

Lands, Agriculture and Rural Resettlement Minister Perrance Shiri, who visited the scene of the explosion yesterday afternoon, confirmed security arms including the police forensic department and the bomb disposal unit, had been called in to investigate what could have caused the blast.

Some workers at the depot told The Herald the fire and resultant explosion could have been caused by an electrical fault. Others questioned the magnitude of the blast, saying it could have been an explosive device, while gas build up in the storage infrastructure has also been cited as another potential cause.

More: Chronicle

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2 comments on “UPDATED: Four Dead After Explosion At GMB Lions Den Depot

    1. Our sincere apologies for missing that typo. The predictive text went for election instead of electrical fault. We should have caught it and we apologise for the error.

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