Up to 200 worshippers crammed into a church in Nigeria were killed when the roof suddenly caved in during a bishop’s ordination.
Survivors told how huge metal girders and corrugated iron sheeting suddenly crashed down on the congregation as they were bowed in prayer. Government officials said 30 people were killed but sources in Uyo put the death toll at around 200.
The city’s morgues were packed with victims of the disaster.
One witness said: “Dead bodies are stacked on top of each other because there is no space.”
An oil tanker exploded in a huge fireball slaughtering at least 40 people on one of Kenya’s main highways.
The driver appeared to lose control before the tanker rammed into other vehicles.
Two girl suicide bombers killed up to 10 people at a market in the northern Nigerian city of Maiduguri today.
The attack was blamed on Boko Haram militants.
Women and children were among 25 people killed in an explosion at Egypt’s Saint Peter and Saint Paul Coptic Christian church during Mass today.
Copts, who make up about 10 per cent of Egypt’s population of 90 million, have been the target of terror attacks in the past.
There was no immediate claim of responsibility.
Meanwhile, Turkey vowed to avenge the massacre of 40 people in two terrorist explosions outside a football stadium yesterday night.
A suicide bomber claimed more lives when he blew himself up at the same venue shortly afterwards.
A suicide bomber slaughtered at least 29 people in a lorry bomb attack in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu today.
The attack was later claimed by Al-Shabaab militants.