Togo: Seven killed in a deadly explosion in the Savanes region

Monday, 11 July 2022 16:06
Togo: Seven killed in a deadly explosion in the Savanes region

(Togo First) - Seven people were killed by a deadly blast in northern Togo last Saturday night. The incident, according to the country’s armed forces, happened in the Tone prefecture (Savanes region). 

An investigation was started to identify the cause of the explosion, shortly after members of the Koundjouaré unit were deployed to rescue the injured. 

"An investigation has been opened to clarify the circumstances of this explosion and identify those responsible," said Brigadier General Maganawe Dadja, Chief of Staff of the Togolese Armed Forces (FAT), on Sunday 10 July. "In these circumstances of great pain and emotion, the Chief of Staff presents his sincere condolences to the families of the victims and wishes a speedy recovery to the injured," he added.

It should be recalled that the part of the country where the tragedy happened has been facing terrorist attacks in recent months. The latest attack took place in Kpekpakandi, near the border with Burkina Faso, on the night of May 10 to 11. Eight soldiers were killed in that attack. 

In this context, the government warned the people of the area against “unnecessary movements at night,” in line with the state of emergency it declared.

Ayi Renaud Dossavi

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