A HORROR explosion has killed 11 and injured dozens as a bus blew up in a massive fireball in Mali.
Officials say at least 53 people were injured after the bus was hit by an IED in the Mopti area on Thursday.
The blast happened on the road between Bandiagara and Goundaka in the Mopti area in the early afternoon, a security source said.
The region is considered a hotbed of jihadist violence.
Previously, the police and local sources gave a preliminary figure of 10 dead and many seriously injured.
Moussa Housseyni, from the local Bandiagara Youth Association, said: “We have just brought nine bodies to the clinic. And it’s not over yet.”
Mali has long grappled with a jihadist insurgency that has claimed thousands of lives and displaced hundreds of thousands from their homes.
https://www.the-sun.com/news/6440855/people-dead-dozens-injured-bus-explodes-fireball/ 11 dead and dozens injured as bus EXPLODES in fireball and hits roof in Mali