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Church demolished, hundreds killed by explosions in Brazzaville

Catholic World News - March 05, 2012

An explosion at an ammunition dump in Brazzaville, in the Republic of Congo, destroyed a Catholic church and caused an unknown number of casualties on Sunday morning, March 4.

Archbishop Anatole Milandou of Brazzaville reported that the church of St. Louis des Francais was completely leveled by a series of blasts that came from a nearby military base. Three explosions in quick succession destroyed several buildings in the city.

Archbishop Milandrou said that the first blast came after a morning Mass, but some people were still in the building and “certainly there were deaths and injuries among the faithful.” He feared that hundreds were killed by the explosions.

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