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Update On Potiskum High School Bomb Blast: 47 Dead, 97 Injured [GRAPHIC PHOTOS]

potiskum school blast 1An update on the bomb blast I reported early today which took place at Government Science Technical College, Potiskum.

It has been confirmed that the explosion claimed the lives of 47 children and injured 97.  Musa Ibrahim Yahaya — a 17-year-old student at the school who was being treated at the hospital for head wounds told AP:

“We were waiting for the principal to address us, around 7:30 a.m., when we heard a deafening sound and I was blown off my feet, people started screaming and running, I saw blood all over my body.”

 AP reported that most of the bodies taken to the hospital were between the ages of 11 and 20, according to a morgue attendant. AP also obtained some graphic photos from the scene of the blast…

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