Posted: Thursday 26th June 2014 at 8:07 am

PHOTONEWS: Abuja Tragedy Scene In Pictures

Another tragedy hit the country capital Abuja as yesterday evening an explosion occurred at the busy shopping mall Emab Plaza.

A girl who lost two sisters. Credits: Femi Ipaye

Photo: A girl who lost two sisters. Credits: Femi Ipaye

Police have put the number of casualties at 21, adding that 17 more people were injured and rushed to several nearby hospitals. 

The Coordinator of the National Information Center Mile Omeri said that one suspect was arrested in connection with the incident and one was shot by soldiers while trying to escape  from the scene. 

Recent report by Premium Times says that the President of Nigeria Goodluck Jonathan has suspended the planned visit of an African Union, A.U., summit in Equatorial Guinea, to immediately return to Abuja on Thursday.

More photos from the scene of the tragedy. Credits: AFP, AP, EPA

Blast at Emab Plaza

Blast at Emab Plaza

Blast at Emab Plaza

Blast at Emab Plaza

Blast at Emab Plaza

Blast at Emab Plaza

Blast at Emab Plaza

Blast at Emab Plaza

Blast at Emab Plaza

Blast at Emab Plaza


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