Emergency declared in Seychelles after flood explosion, see pictures of devastation

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Flood devastation in Seychelles

Emergency in Seychelles: A state of emergency has been imposed in the landlocked country of Seychelles after flooding and a massive explosion. Seychelles’ president said on Thursday that a state of emergency had been imposed after a massive explosion at an explosives depot late Wednesday night following flooding across the country.

Flood devastation in Seychelles

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Flood devastation in Seychelles

Some deaths due to floods

President Viwal Ramkalvan said that three people have died due to the flood. More than 100 people were injured in an explosion in an industrial area on Mahe, the main island of Seychelles.

Flood devastation in Seychelles

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Flood devastation in Seychelles

Order to keep schools and colleges closed

No one was reported to have been killed in the blast. In a statement, the president’s office declared a state of emergency and ordered schools to close and people to stay at home. The explosion caused “massive damage” and flooding caused widespread destruction, the presidential office said in a statement. In a statement, President Ramakalvan’s office said that only essential services employees and travelers would be allowed free movement.

Flood devastation in Seychelles

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Flood devastation in Seychelles

Seychelles consists of 115 islands.

The blast caused extensive damage to the industrial area of ​​Providence on the main island of Mah and surrounding areas, while rainfall caused widespread flooding, the statement said. The statement did not provide further details. Seychelles consists of 115 islands and is the least populated country in Africa with about 100,000 people.

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