At least 78 students killed in Nigeria school explosion

Abuja, Nov 10: At least 78 students were killed and 45 others injured on Monday in an explosion in a secondary school in northeast Nigeria, as students gathered for morning assembly before classes began, a police official said.

The explosion went off in Potiskum, a commercial hub of northeastern Nigeria's Yobe state, National police spokesperson Emmanuel Ojukwu told Xinhua.

The spokesperson said the number of casualties could rise and rescue teams were still at the scene.

Hospital workers said dozens of wounded students are being treated and amputations are likely.


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