5 killed, 46 injured in Potiskum market blast

A hospital source has revealed that at least five persons were killed in the twin blast that hit the Potiskum Market in Yobe state, Northeast Nigeria.

He also revealed that 46 persons were injured in the explosion.

The medical practitioner said: "Five persons were brought to the morgue of the Potiskum General Hospital from the scene of the bomb blast, including two females who were said to have detonated the explosives."

The source said: "The 46 persons brought injured with varied injuries are currently receiving treatment at the hospital (Potiskum General Hospital)."

He said with the severity of injuries, the death toll may rise as some are "holding on to a tiny thread of life."

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