Kano Mosque Blast: Police Insist Death Toll is 34, Even as Corpses Litter Mortuaries
The Police insisted yesterday that 34 people died and 125 injured even when an attendant in one of the mortuaries in the metropolis claimed to have counted 102 dead bodies.
Speaking to reporters in Kano, the State Deputy Police Commissioner, Mr. Sanusi Lemu, said that 34 people died. He said investigation into the blasts has commenced.
The police figure however contradicts reality on the ground as residents went from one hospital to the other searching for their missing relations from among the dead and the injured.
An attendant in one of the mortuaries in the metropolis claimed to have counted 102 dead bodies.
A top official at the Murtala Muhammed Specialist Hospital who does not want his name in print said the mortuaries at Abdullahi Wase Specialist Hospital, Sir Muhammad Sunusi Specialist Hospital, Sheikh Muhammad Jiddah General Hospital, Murtala Muhammed Specialist Hospital and Aminu Kano Reaching Hospital were all filled to the brim with bodies brought in from the scene.
Many of the residents who visited the hospitals and mortuaries broke down in tears once they sighted the dead bodies.
Some of the bodies were collected and taken for burial immediately.
Sympathisers also besieged the various hospitals with a view to donating blood to save the lives of those receiving treatment.
Insufficient blood bags however constituted a problem.
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