Chad missile accident causes five deaths

A missile accidently fired from a Chadian military jet as it was preparing for takeoff hit a house near the base, killing at least five civilians.


The incident happened at the Adji Kossei airbase, bordering N'Djamena International Airport on Friday. The aircraft was claimed to be to be an Su-25 of the Chadian Air Force.
After going through a fuel truck belonging to the French army, also operating from the airbase in the anti-jihadist Operation Barkhane, the missile hit a nearby house belonging to a senior Chadian officer. According to local news, the explosion killed five people, including three children.
While early reports indicate it was a firing incident, the reason behind this tragic accident is unclear. An investigation is currently underway.