MOGADISHU — Security and medical sources say the death toll from Saturday’s truck bomb blast in Somalia’s capital has risen to 53 as hospitals struggle to cope with the high number of casualties. More than 60 others are injured.
Police Capt. Mohamed Hussein says many victims died at hospitals from their wounds.
Somalia’s government has yet to release the exact death toll from an explosion many called the most powerful they had ever witnessed in Mogadishu.
Ambulance sirens still echo across the city as bewildered families wander in the rubble of buildings.
The al-Shabab extremist group often targets high-profile areas in the capital with bombings.