The search is on for survivors after a series of powerful explosions in Equatorial Guinea. At least twenty people were killed. Hundreds more have been injured.
The blasts tore apart a military base in the country's most populous city, Bata. Residential areas near the base were also obliterated, trapping people under rubble.
The country's foreign minister has called for international assistance in dealing with the disaster.
In the city of Bata, the largest in Equatorial Guinea, residents are in shock over the disaster that struck in their midst.
According to the government, dynamite exploded in the city's military barracks, setting of a series of blasts that left few buildings in Bata undamaged.
In flattened neighborhoods, survivors are pulled from the rubble. They are brought to hospitals suddenly overwhelmed with people injured by the multiple explosions.
Over half of Equatorial Guinea's 1.4 million inhabitants live in Bata. The powerful blasts have shaken not just the city, but the entire country.
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