New reports coming in from emergency and health officials in Jos reveals that the number of casualties from Tuesday's bomb blast has sadly increased to 200.
A report by the National Emergency Management Agency North Central Coordinator, Abdusalam Abubakar had yesterday said that the number of casualties was 118.
Premium Times however paid a visit to the Plateau Specialist Hospital this morning and an official from the hospital confirmed that 15 patients who were in critical state passed away just before midnight last night.
Plateau Specialist Hospital, laboratory manager at the National Blood Transfusion unit Demne Kut confirmed the report saying that they died due to lack of blood in hospital as few donors had turned up to give blood.
He said: “Yesterday (Tuesday), we had 15 persons who came and donated bloody freely to the National Blood Transfusion, We are calling for more donors, ” he said.
This morning at the mortuary, Premium counted up to 52 corpses laying on the floor of the hospital's mortuary, most of these corpses were women and children, including seven pregnant women.
The situation at the Jos University Teaching Hospital was like a horror story, with about 100 corpses pilled up on top of each other, making it hard and impossible to number.
At Bingham University Teaching Hospital, officials declined to comment on the state of the hospital as they where busy trying to save some of their patients in critical condition.
A source at Jos University Teaching Hospital, JUTH revealed that about 120 corpses was brought to the hospital.
Meanwhile the Plateau Police Commissioner, Chris Olakpe has revealed that the Jos main market will be shut until the security officials concluded their investigations and the area was cleared of debris.
Olakpe confirmed that yesterdays corpses and the injured were taken to four hospitals.