Deadly fire engulfs ceramics factory in Sudan

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The number of people killed in the fire which swept through a ceramics factory in Sudan’s capital, Khartoum has risen to 23, while more than 130 have been injured, the government has said in a statement.

The fire was triggered after a gas tanker exploded, it said.

“There were also inflammable materials improperly stored, which led to the spread of the fire,” the statement added.

Raging flames and thick plumes of smoke billowed into the sky, before firemen managed to extinguish the blaze.