Scores feared killed as bomb rips off Emab Plaza in Abuja

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By Soni Daniel, Erunke Joseph
Scores of people are feared dead as a massive bomb blast rips off Emab Plaza, one of the biggest and most busy malls in Abuja.

FCT Minister, Senator Bala Mohammed (2nd from left), Health Secretary, Dr Demola Onakomaiya (left) during a visit to Maitama General Hospital to sympathize with victims of the bomb blast at Banex Plaza in Wuse II, Abuja…Wednesday.

FCT Minister, Senator Bala Mohammed (2nd from left), Health Secretary, Dr Demola Onakomaiya (left) during a visit to Maitama General Hospital to sympathize with victims of the bomb blast at Banex Plaza in Wuse II, Abuja…Wednesday.

The blast, which went off at 3:57 pm, triggered a big bang that set the massive shopping mall on fire.

As at the time of filing the report, human parts, shrapnel and blood were flying about, as confused men and women, who managed to escape from the building ran in different directions, calling for help.

“I can see human parts and some bodies scattered on the ground but we are too scared to get closer for fear of another bomb,” a reporter at the scene said.

“Many traders and visitors to the mall are still trapped in the burning building,” the reporter added.
Men of the Police Anti-bomb Squad were being expected to clear the site before rescue operations could be carried out by emergency workers.

 

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