More than a dozen people were killed and hundreds wounded in a series of powerful explosions at a military base in Equatorial Guinea’s largest city of Bata. Rather than terrorism though, in a statement on national television, President Teodoro Obiang said the blasts on Sunday were caused by negligence related to the use of dynamite at the military base. Local television showed groups of people pulling bodies from piles of rubble, some of which were carried away wrapped in bedsheets. There were also media appeals for people to donate blood, saying hospitals were overwhelmed amid fears the death toll would rise.