(AFP) – Oct 6, 2012
LAGOS — A blast in Nigeria's eastern city of Jalingo injured a woman and seven others, including three children, the national emergency agency said on Saturday, correcting an earlier statement that she had died.
The agency said the woman had in fact been unconscious following the blast but had since come round.
She remained in hospital, but three of the seven injured had been discharged, the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) said in a statement.
The blast late on Friday was the second such explosion in the same city in 24 hours. In the earlier explosion, one person died and 14 were injured.
Jalingo is the capital of Taraba state, which has been occasionally hit by violence blamed on Islamic extremist group Boko Haram. Bars have sometimes been targeted, although crime and local disputes have also led to such incidents.
In the Thursday incident, local media reported that up to three people were killed.
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