72 dead in Mozambique blast
Published time: 23 Mar, 2007 04:59 Edited time: 23 Mar, 2007 07:59
In Mozambique, the death toll from an explosion at a military depot has risen to 72. It's believed the explosion in the city of Maputo may have been triggered by high temperatures.
Hundreds of people were hurt in the blast. Private vehicles helped ambulances take the injured to hospital.Maputo's airport is near to the site of the explosion, and remains closed after the incident.President Armando Guebuza called off a visit to South Africa on Friday because of the tragedy.