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“Seychelles Explosion Brings State of Emergency: Here’s What You Need to Know!

Seychelles has declared a State of Emergency in the wake of a massive explosion that shook a densely populated area of the island nation. The blast occurred on the Indian Ocean island of Mahé early Friday morning and has left two people confirmed dead and sixteen injured. The cause of the blast is currently unknown but authorities are investigating if the explosion was caused by terrorist activities. According to testimony from those in the area, the blast was heard from miles away and people were thrown to the ground as shock waves radiated across nearby towns and villages. Emergency responders rushed to the scene to help the wounded and provide aid. The amount of devastation from the blast is tremendous, leaving buildings crumbled, vehicles and homes destroyed. Eyewitnesses noted bricks and other debris being thrown out of nearby buildings by the force of the explosion. Seychelles’ President David James has declared a State of Emergency as the nation struggles to come to terms with the tragedy. The country is now on high alert and security forces have deployed throughout the nation to ensure the safety of citizens. More updates as the situation develops are expected to be released over the coming days as investigators try and ascertain the cause of the explosion. Our thoughts are with all of those affected by this tragedy and the hardworking emergency crews at the scene.

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