Subtitles section Play video Print subtitles welcome to the Voice of America's news words In the city of Bata. In Equatorial Guinea, a series of large explosions recently killed more than 100 people and injured hundreds more. Negligent President Teodoro Obiang Nagayama said the explosions were caused by the negligent handling of explosives on a military base. Most homes and buildings in Bata were damaged. Negligent describes a failure to take correct care of something. Other words that share the same route include negligence and neglect. They all have a similar meaning, a lack of attention to the well being of someone or something.