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Hospitals Still Overwhelmed After Equatorial Guinea Blasts

Hospitals in Equatorial Guinea are still overwhelmed by the number of people injured ten days after a series of explosions left more than 100 people dead in the country. Aid

Hospitals in Equatorial Guinea are still overwhelmed by the number of people injured ten days after a series of explosions left more than 100 people dead in the country.

Aid agencies offering help in the Central African country say some of those affected by the blast have not been able to seek treatment earlier as they did not have a health cover.

The Israeli Defence Forces, who are offering medical aid in Bata said even though the search and operations activities have been called off, a lot of bodies lay unclaimed in the morgues.

Col Noam Fink, the chief medic of the mission, says some patients are still traumatised after the attack. Many are also trying to overcome their injuries at home.

The government has now made access to healthcare free of charge to allow those with no financial means to come forward and receive care which has led to the spike in cases in hospitals

Many people are currently being housed in a temporary shelter organised by the UN after the explosions left more than 1,000 people homeless.

President Obiang Mbazogo has blamed the explosions on the recklessness of farmers who lit fires near the military barracks where an armoury caught fire.

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