A fire that broke at a grain terminal in the Mozambique port of Matola has killed at least 15 people, latest reports from the local media state today.
The fire happened as thieves attempted to tap into a fuel pipeline running past the terminal. The attempted robbery went badly wrong and a fire ripped through the boats run by the thieves. More bodies are expected to be found in the coming days.
Damage in around the terminal is estimated to cost around $2m.
Nine arrests have been made so far, including a number of private security guards who are suspected of being in on the crime.