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Gombe Explosion: Death Toll Rises To 10

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The number of deaths resulting from an explosion at a bus station in Gombe State, Nigeria's north-east region, has increased to 10.

After the explosion went off around 19:58 GMT on Thursday, five persons were reported killed and 15 others injured.

Unconfirmed reports say the explosion came from an explosive left by a woman in her handbag beside a bus waiting to convey passengers to Jos the Plateau state capital.

The sound of the blast was said to have been heard in all parts of Gombe metropolis.

This explosion is coming two months after a blast occurred some metres away from the venue of a Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) campaign rally in Gombe State.

The bomb exploded outside a stadium along Abubakar Habu Hashidu road.