Nigeria blast kills woman, wounds 5 children

It was the second blast in the remote town of Jalingo, in Nigeria's volatile ethnically and religiously mixed Middle Belt, in two days

Nigeria blast kills woman, wounds 5 children

World Bulletin/News Desk

An explosion near a state TV studio in eastern Nigeria's Taraba state killed a woman and wounded five children overnight, the emergency services said on Saturday.

It was the second blast in the remote town of Jalingo, in Nigeria's volatile ethnically and religiously mixed Middle Belt, in two days. A blast at an outdoor bar there killed at least one person and wounded 14 on Thursday.

There was no claim of responsibility for either blast.

"After the last Thursday's explosion in a beer parlour ... which left one dead and 14 injured, another explosion occurred last night Friday near an NTA station," National Emergency Management Agency spokesman Yushua Shuaib said by text message.

"A woman was killed, and five kids injured. The victims were evacuated to (hospital)," he added.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 06 Ekim 2012, 12:45
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