The explosions befell at a navy base within the port metropolis of Bata, leaving many lacking beneath the rubble, the ministry mentioned.
It mentioned at the very least 17 folks had been killed and greater than 400 injured.
It mentioned well being staff and the hearth brigade have been offering care to victims and transferring these with critical accidents to hospitals.
Equatorial Guinea is considered one of Africa’s smallest international locations, with simply over 850,000 residents. Bata is likely one of the nation’s two cities with populations of greater than 30,000, the opposite being the island-based capital Malabo.