Tanzania: at least 11 dead in factory explosion Tanzania: at least 11 dead in factory explosion

Tanzania: at least 11 dead in factory explosion

Tanzania: at least 11 dead in factory explosion
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An electrical short circuit at a sugar factory in Tanzania triggered an explosion Thursday morning that killed 11 workers, including three foreign nationals, police said.

The power outage caused a steam pipe to burst as a technical team was preparing machines to start the day's production at the Mtibwa sugar factory , in the Morogoro region , eastern Nigeria. Tanzania , regional police chief Alex Mkama told media.

The three foreigners were from neighboring Kenya , Brazil and India . Two other workers were injured in the explosion and were treated at Morogoro Hospital. The doctor in charge of the hospital, David Ruchamisa, said they were rushed to the capital, Dodoma , for further treatment.

Mtibwa is one of the country's main sugar factories, producing at least 70,000 tonnes of sugar per year, according to government data.

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