At least 7 die, 35 wounded in grenade explosion in South Sudan

At least 7 die, 35 wounded in grenade explosion in South Sudan

02 October 2018 Tuesday 18:14
At least 7 die, 35 wounded in grenade explosion in South Sudan

JUBA

At least seven people have been killed and 35 others injured after a hand grenade exploded in a night club in South Sudan's western town of Yambio, police spokesman Daniel Justice has told Xinhua. 

The victims, including a child and a woman, were killed on Friday night after a hand grenade exploded at a public gathering 15 km north of Yambio town, Justice told Xinhua by phone in Juba on Monday evening. 

"On Friday evening at around 11 p.m. local time an identified suspect threw a hand grenade into the night public gathering, killing three people on spot as four others later died of injuries," Justice said. 

The police spokesman said 35 people are currently being treated with serious injuries at the Yambio Civil Teaching Hospital. 

He said the incident is not linked to armed opposition in the country.  

 Local authorities have arrested the suspect over the weekend and investigations are ongoing, Justin said. 

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