A Turkish military cargo plane on Sunday landed in the Somali capital and airlifted about 14 people wounded in Mogadishu car bomb attack have been airlifted to Turkey for treatment.

The plane landed to evacuate people badly wounded in a devastating truck bombing in the city a day earlier that killed at least 90 people, including two Turkish nationals.


The plane also brought emergency medical staff and supplies, according to a tweet from the Turkish embassy, adding these had been transferred to a Turkish-run hospital in Mogadishu.

According to Mohamed Abdi Hayir Mareye, Somali Minister for Information, 10 badly injured Somalis would be evacuated to Turkey and that Turkey had sent 24 doctors to treat those wounded who would not be evacuated.

The dead included many students from a university in the city, authorities said.

Images from the Mogadishu bomb attack. PHOTO/REUTERS

Grieving families on Sunday arranged burials and funerals for their loved ones, having endured the anguish of identifying charred corpses and body fragments at the blast site and at hospitals around the city.

The attack was the deadliest attack in Mogadishu in 2019, killing 76 people including two Turkish.

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