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Nyanya Explosion: Police Give New Casualty Figures: 19 Dead, 66 Injured

The police said on Friday that the number of fatality for the dastardly May Day explosion in Nyanya, a suburb of Abuja, the country’s capital, has reached 19.

Spokesman for the force, Frank Mba, said the blast left 66 others with varying degrees of injuries six of who have been treated and discharged.

He said the police anti-bomb squad recovered and safely defused three unexploded Improvised Explosive Devices, IEDs, at the site of the incident and that investigations have commenced into the incident.

Families seeking information as to the whereabouts of their loved ones have been advised to visit any of some listed hospitals:

They include Asokoro General Hospital where 34 injured persons have been hospitalised, Maitama General Hospital where 10 bodies were deposited at the morgue and one injured was admitted and the Wuse General Hospital which one injured person and three corpses.

Also, the National Hospital has nine injured persons and six corpses, the Mararaba General Hospital and Nyanya General Hospital have one injured person each, the Customs Hospital, Karu has four injured, the Gwagwalada Specialist Hospital has four injured, while the Pan-Raf Hospital, Nyanya has five injured.

The Nyanya explosion took place around 7:15pm Thursday and is the second to occur in less than three weeks.