Seven members of the electoral commission in Niger have been killed in a landmine explosion.
The team’s car drove over an improvised explosive device in the Tillaberi region in the country’s south-west.
It is not known whether the vehicle was deliberately targeted.
Nigeriens were voting yesterday in the second round of the presidential election that will see the first democratic transition of power since independence from France in 1960.
Another three workers were injured in the incident.
Harouna Mounkaila, a local electoral commission official, told reporters that victims were leaving to drop off the ballot boxes and other polling materials.