KADUNA, Nigeria, June 19 (Reuters) - An explosion struck a market in Nigeria's northern city of Kaduna on Tuesday, residents said, shortly before the local government imposed a 24-hour curfew in the city due to religious clashes that killed dozens.
"A big explosion which resulted in a fire outbreak has occurred at the Panteka market destroying many shops," Bitrus Moses, a Kaduna resident, told Reuters.
"We heard the loud explosion which led to a fire ... This happened as the attacks were going on in Tudun Wada just before the curfew was re-imposed." (Reporting by Ibrahim Mshelizza; Writing by Joe Brock; Editing by Tim Cocks)