Yemen: ''Accidental'' explosion kills 16 people
An "accidental" explosion of dynamite in storage killed at least 16 people and levelled a three-story building in a northern Yemeni village early Thursday, a police official said.
According to The AP, rescuers were searching for possible survivors in the rubble of the building in Hababa, a village in Omran province about 60 kilometers north of the capital Sana'a, the police official said.
Official statements said the blast was "accidental" and police were discounting sabotage or "terrorism." However, it was not clear what set off the dynamite, which was stored in the building's basement.
The dynamite belonged to a weapons dealer and such explosives were generally used for mining purposes, the official added. (albawaba.com)
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