Schoolchildren among the dead in Somalia blast

2017-10-16 17:11
Somali ambulances carrying severely injured patients wait to access the airport from which they will be evacuated to Turkey. (Mohamed Abdiwahab, AFP)

Somali ambulances carrying severely injured patients wait to access the airport from which they will be evacuated to Turkey. (Mohamed Abdiwahab, AFP)

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Mogadishu - The director of an ambulance service in Mogadishu says 15 primary school children are among the over 300 people killed in Somalia's deadliest blast.

Abdulkadir Adam told The Associated Press that the children were on a school bus died when the massive truck bomb detonated nearby.

Saturday's attack struck a crowded street near some of Somalia's government ministries. About 300 people are injured, many of them badly.


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