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Explosion in Nigeria kills three, injures 77 injured

As of now it is not clear who stored the explosives and no one has been arrested.

Published: January 17, 2024 2:24pm

Three people are reported dead and 77 other injured in a explosion Tuesday night in Nigeria, with  rescue workers continuing to search for people stuck under the rubble.

The blast occurred in the country's southwestern state of Oyo, which resulted in multiple people fleeing their homes. Over 20  buildings were shaken. 

Investigators think the blast is connected stored explosives used in mining operations, the New York Post reported Wednesday.

As of now it is not clear who stored the explosives and no one has been arrested.

“We have already deployed first responders and all relevant agencies within Oyo state to carry out comprehensive search and rescue operations,” Oyo Gov. Seyi Makinde said during a press conference. 

He also said many of the injured have been discharged from the hospital.

 

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