At least 16 people, several others injured were killed in a fire which was caused by an explosion through a factory in the Sudanese capital on Tuesday, doctors and witnesses said.
Thick plumes of black smoke billowed into the sky after the blaze broke out at a tile manufacturing unit in an industrial zone in north Khartoum.
A doctors committee linked to the country’s protest movement said at least 16 people were killed and more than 90 injured.
The casualties were taken to several hospitals in the capital, it said, urging off-duty doctors to help out.
State television reported “heavy losses of life and property”.
“The explosion was loud. Several cars that were parked in the compound of the factory also caught fire,” an employee of an adjacent factory told AFP.
It was not immediately clear what caused the explosion.