Dozens killed in Nigeria twin bomb blast

More than 118 people (including 15 University students) reportedly have been killed and dozens injured by two bomb explosions in the central Nigerian city of Jos.

The first blast was in a busy market and the second went off outside a nearby hospital.

The bomb was planted in two cars, a Peugeot J5 van and a Toyota Sienna SUV with a Gombe state license plate number. According to eye-witnesses, the car had been parked near the bustling bus terminal and market since early morning and exploded many hours later.

The second blast was some 30 minutes after the first and killed some rescue workers.

The death toll is expected to rise as more bodies might be in the debris of buildings which collapsed due to the intensity of the blasts.

The cause was not immediately clear but the explosions come amid a bombing campaign by Nigeria's Boko Haram, the extremists threatening to sell nearly 300 abducted schoolgirls into slavery.

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