Six Die From Explosion Caused By Device Mistaken For Scrap Metal

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Mediaage NG News – BORNO, Nigeria

Reports have emerged that no fewer than six persons, mostly school children were last Saturday killed in north-eastern state of Borno, by an explosive device, mistaken for scrap metal.

According to the police and local authorities in the state, the blast occurred in a building at an Islamic school.

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According to the BBC, reports say pupils often collect and sell the metal to local communities.

It said despite a ban on the practice, scavenging for scrap is still common in the area, which is plagued by Islamist violence.

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