Agence France-PresseSeptember 17, 2013 08:49
Madagascar police said a bomb blast killed one person in the capital Antananarivo Monday, amid heightened pre-election tensions on the island nation.
"There was a bomb which exploded and killed one in the capital this afternoon," the police commander for Antananarivo, Colonel Florens Rakotomahanina, told AFP.
The explosion went off in the city centre area known as Ambondrona.
"Around 1:45 pm (10450 GMT), I heard a huge explosion, I was scared, (it felt like) our house had collapsed," said an eyewitness who only gave his name as Randria.