Heavy casualties feared after mosque blast in Yola

Yola – Heavy casualties were feared Friday after an explosion devastated a newly commissioned mosque in the capital of Adamawa state, northern Nigeria Yola, rescuers told AFP.
The explosion took place at about 14:00 (1300 GMT) at the mosque Jambutu Juma’at in Jimeta area of ​​the city, shortly after the imam had finished his inaugural sermon.
The explosion Friday came after at least 28 people were killed in a suicide bombing at a mosque in Maiduguri, capital of Borno state, shortly after 05:00 on Friday.
It was not immediately clear if the attack Yola was also a suicide attack or caused by an explosive device hidden in the building.
A volunteer at the mosque Jambutu Juma’at who helped in the rescue effort, but asked not to be identified, said: “This mosque was built near what was the first prayer in it.
“While the faithful had increased for prayers begin after the sermon by the imam, there was a huge explosion in the premises.
“There was confusion and dozens of faithful lay on the floor in blood. We’re still sifting to separate the victims died from injuries.
“We’re talking about tens of deaths and injuries.”
Another rescuer, who also requested anonymity, said: “It is bad Victims will certainly be huge ..
“The explosion took place in the middle of a large congregation. We do not have yet a final assessment, but certainly the toll will be high. “

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