Many injured in Port Harcourt market explosion

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A number of people were on Monday morning injured after an explosive device went off at the Mile 3 Market in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.

The explosion at the dry fish section of the market went off around 6.30am as traders were setting out their wares for the day.

Spokesman for the state police command, SP Nnamdi Omoni, confirmed the incident.

He said the injured had been rushed to a nearby hospital while policemen were swiftly deployed in the area.