PHNOM PENH, CAMBODIA - 1998/11/01: Burning garbage from Stung Meanchey dump mixes with dry-season dust and the smoke of charcoal cooking fires in Phnom Penh, a city of 1.1 million. The choking clouds of air pollution exacerbate Cambodia's common lung diseases.. (Photo by Jerry Redfern/LightRocket via Getty Images)

No less than 8 individuals were killed and 61 harmed in a blast at a waste-burning site in the west-African country Benin, authorities said. Substantial losses supposedly happened after powers observing the blazing left the site. The police said they were “overpowered” by individuals who were attempting to gather flour from the zone which was not blazing when the impact occurred.