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“Seychelles in Turmoil After Mass Explosion Rocks Nation

Seventeen people werekilled and dozens injured following a huge explosion at a fuel storage tank in the Indian Ocean nation of Seychelles. The country has now declared a state of emergency as officials rush to contain the situation and provide relief to affected individuals. The catastrophic blast occurred at a fuel depot owned by the oil company Total early Thursday morning, in the eastern part of the capital, Victoria. Witnesses reported a loud explosion that shook the island and sent flaming debris flying over a wide area. The explosion resulted in a large fire that burned for several hours and caused extensive destruction nearby. Emergency services and medical personnel rushed to the site of the blast. The injured were taken to a hospital where some were treated for serious burns. The government has ordered an investigation to determine the cause of the explosion. The President of Seychelles, Danny Faure, released a statement calling for unconditional support to the victims and said the government is ready to provide necessary assistance. He has also declared a state of emergency in the country and has requested assistance from foreign governments to get the situation under control. In response to the president’s request, the Indian government has already sent 30 experts to help in the relief effort. The destruction caused by the explosion has put the small island nation into a state of shock. Citizens who live in the area are upset due to the loss of life and property and have raised questions about the safety standards for fuel storage facilities. Many have expressed their frustration over the poor emergency response from the government, with some calling for an overhaul of disaster management protocols. The government is now working to set up a relief fund to help those who have been affected by the disaster. They are also working to ensure that similar tragedies do not happen in the future. The Seychelles government has assured the public that they are doing everything in their power to deal with the crisis and provide swift and effective relief to those affected. They have vowed to take whatever steps necessary to ensure the safety and security of its citizens and the protection of property. The Seychelles government has displayed resilience in the face of this tragedy and the international community has come together to provide aid and support to the nation. This has shown that in the face of disaster, solidarity can be put aside differences and help in times of need.