Chad Sends Food And Medical Aid To Congo Blast Victims

The Chadian president’s office on Thursday announced it would send meat and medical supplies to the Republic of Congo, where explosions in an arms depot killed almost 200 people.

“The Chadian minister of foreign affairs, Moussa Faki Mahamat, (on Wednesday) took 200 sheep carcasses and 50 beef carcasses for the use of the Congolese government. He also handed over the sum of 500 million CFA francs (760,000 euros/one million dollars), with crates of medicines accompanied by four Chadian doctors,” said deputy presidential cabinet director Ahmat Bachir.

The series of blasts Sunday at a depot in the east of the Congolese capital Brazzaville killed almost 200 people and wounded more than 1,300, leaving city hospitals overwhelmed.

Hundreds of houses around the arms depot were destroyed and more than 5,000 people have been rendered homeless.

Source: Radio Netherlands

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