At Least 31 Dead, 72 Injured in Nigerian Bomb Blast

At least 31 people were killed and 72 others injured in a bomb blast in the northeastern Nigerian city of Yola late Tuesday.

An official from the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), gave a slightly higher toll of 32 dead and 80 injured.

The explosion hit a crowded Tipper Garage in the Jambutu area around 7:48 p.m. local time, shortly after evening prayer.

The area is home to a livestock market, an open-air restaurant and a mosque. The explosion happened as traders were leaving the mosque and patrons dined at the restaurant.

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