Huge blast kills 16 in Syrian city26/04/2012 - 08:49:03
A massive explosion has rocked a residential area in the Syrian city of Hama, killing at least 16 people, according to the state news agency.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, an activist group, said it was not sure what set off the blast yesterday and asked United Nations monitors to investigate.
The Observatory had initially cited witnesses as saying the blast in Hama’s outskirts was caused by government shelling. Another activist group, the Local Co-ordination Committees, also blamed the regime and said dozens were killed.
However, the official news agency said it was caused by anti-regime bomb-makers who mishandled explosives.
Amateur video posted online showed a ball of fire and smoke rising from the neighbourhood and residents searching the rubble.
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