Bombs in Jos, Nigeria kills 46 and injures 45 more

Bombs in Jos, Nigeria kills 46 and injures 45 more
Bombs in Jos, Nigeria kills

Jos – Twin car bombings killed 46 people on Tuesday at a crowded market in the central Nigerian city of Jos, as emergency workers struggled to contain a raging fire, officials said.

“For now, we can authoritatively confirm that 46 people were killed in the blasts while 45 people were seriously injured,” said Chris Olakpe, the police commissioner in Plateau state.

“The place has been cordoned off. Nobody should go there until we finish sweeping the place tomorrow [Wednesday].”

The first blast exploded from within a truck at roughly 15:00 (14:00 GMT), with rescue teams rushing to the city’s New Abuja Market, the military said.

The second bomb came from a minibus about 20 minutes later and witnesses reported that many of the emergency workers were caught up in the second blast…

Source

South Africa Today – Africa News – NigeriaNigerian flag