Nigeria’s bomb blast death toll hits 20

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NYANYA-EXPLOSION-ON-THURSDAY-NIGHT-466x300LAGOS, May 3 — The death toll in Nigeria’s central north city town of Nyanya bomb blast has increased to 20, the West African country’s ministry of health said on Saturday.

One of the victims admitted at the Asokoro Hospital was said to have died.The number of injured according to a document at the ministry is 85. Also, 14 of the 85 victims affected by the Thursday bomb blast whose cases were not that serious have been treated and discharged from the various hospitals.

There are other victims who were not captured in the official list. They wesaid to have gone to treat themselves as they only had minor injuries.

Minister Health Onyebuchi Chukwu and Minister of State for Health, Khaliru Alhassan were at the hospitals where they interacted with the survivors of the blast. They were at the Asokoro Hopsital, Nyanya Hopsital, Maitama, Wuse and Gwarinpa Hospital.

Speaking at the end of their visit, both miexpressessatisfaction at the recovery of the patients who they said are responding to treatment even the ones at the Intensive Care Units at the various hospitals.

Both ministers also commended the hospital management team for their prompt attention and willingly accepting the patients. Confirming the death, Chukwu said, one of the ones who had minor injuries had walked away.Chukwu also said the ministry is doing everything possible to deal with the after effect of the blast on the victims.He noted that personnel have been trained to handle the issue of trauma.

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