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Some 200 reportedly killed in Congo blasts

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A plume of smoke can be seen over Brazzaville from across the Congo River in Kinshasa, capital of neighboring Democratic Republic of Congo on March 4. A diplomatic source in the Congolese capital said the blasts came from a munitions depot in the east of the city. There was no official word from Brazzaville on the cause of the explosions, or damage sustained.

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Injured people are treated by health workers at a hospital, after multiple explosions occurred at a munitions depot, in Brazzaville, Republic of Congo, Sunday, March 4.

Around 200 people were killed and many more injured in explosions Sunday morning in Brazzaville, the capital of Congo, according to a senior official in the presidency, citing hospital sources.

The blasts were felt across the border in Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo. Windows were blown out there and roofs lifted off by the blasts, the BBC reported.

The victims reportedly included many churchgoers attending Sunday services.

-- Reported by msnbc.com staff and news services