Somalia truck bomb death toll hits 137: police

MOGADISHU Oct 16: The death toll from Saturday´s truck bombing in a shopping district in the Somali capital Mogadishu surged to at least 137 with 300 people injured, police said on Sunday.

“We are getting different numbers in terms of the casualty from the medical centres, but we have confirmed so far 137 (dead), most of them burned beyond recognition, police official Ibrahim Mohamed told AFP.

“The death toll could be higher because there are more than 300 wounded, some of them seriously.”