The Ambassador of Equatorial Guinea in Belgium, Carmelo Nvono-Ncá, has held a videoconference with the President of the Belgian Senate, Stéphanie D’Hose, who has been very interested in the evolution of events in Equatorial Guinea, after the Bata accident .
D’Hose conveyed his deepest condolences for the tragic accident that occurred on March 7, to which Nvono-Ncá responded very gratefully, acknowledging once again all the international support received. Throughout that fateful day, a series of four explosions at an army barracks in Bata, the most populous city in Equatorial Guinea, wreaked havoc on the scene. In the facilities there was an armory, a possible cause of the detonations. The fatal toll in the Bata accident now stands at 98 dead and hundreds injured.
As President Obiang declared moments after the incident, it had been caused “by the negligence and carelessness of the unit in charge of the care and protection of the dynamite and explosive deposits attached to the munitions of the Nkoantoma military barracks, which they caught fire from the burning of the farms in their vicinity by the neighbors »
Likewise, the President of the Belgian Senate was very interested in the evolution of the Covid-19 pandemic in Equatorial Guinea. Nvono-Ncá reported the positive evolution that is taking place in the country, but the importance of continuing to restrict mobility as much as possible, to avoid new outbreaks.