Fire in shop kills 35 people in southeastern Benin

BENIN, Cotonou – At least 35 people were killed in southeastern Benin on Saturday after a fire broke out at a shop where witnesses said gasoline was being unloaded, a justice ministry representative said. The fire broke out at 0930 local time in Seme-Podji municipality, near the border with Nigeria. “The fire burned down the store and according to an initial assessment resulted in 35 deaths…


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