By Staff Reporter

4 killed in GMB explosion

4 killed in GMB explosion

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By Staff Reporter

At least four workers were killed, while three others were seriously injured after a massive explosion, whose cause is still unknown, rocked the Grain Marketing Board’s Lion’s Den depot in Mashonaland West province yesterday afternoon.
The explosion was so powerful that it ripped through reinforced concrete structures, and caused a fire.

The government yesterday activated specialised investigations as State agencies, including the police forensic department and the bomb disposal unit, to comb through the debris of the massive explosion for clues to its cause.

The impact of the explosion could be felt several metres away from the depot, with some people reporting cracked walls on their buildings, while pieces of the reinforced silo concrete structure flung several metres away from the explosion epicentre.

Lands, Agriculture and Rural Resettlement Minister Perrance Shiri, who visited the scene of the tragic incident yesterday afternoon, confirmed security arms of Government had been called in to investigate the explosion.

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