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(GRAPHIC IMAGES) A bloody day in Nigeria

Monday, Apr 14, 2014 - 01:24

(WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT) April 14 - Officials are investigating a rush hour bombing that killed at least 71 and wounded 124. Nathan Frandino reports.

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With eyes welled up from tears, anxious families in Nigeria are waiting for news. (SOUNDBITE) (English) NYANYA HOSPITAL CHIEF MEDICAL DIRECTOR, FRANK IFECHUKWUDI, SAYING: "As of one hour ago we had 75 plus 80 and then it has been on the counting side. Now we have about 10 left there so I'm giving it roughly about 80, 90." At least 71 people are dead and 124 wounded after Monday's bombing at a bus station outside Abuja. As the wounded recover in an area hospital, crowds remain gathered at the blast site. Buses now sit slammed with shrapnel. Blood stains the ground. And officials are digging for any clue from the explosion. (SOUNDBITE) (English) DIRECTOR, SEARCH AND RESCUE NEMA, CHARLES OTEGBADE, SAYING: "The minimal information that we can gather so far was that the explosion emanated from a vehicle. The nature of the explosion we are unable to 100 percent ascertain, you know, but the explosion came from inside a vehicle and it affected quite a number, quite a number of people." President Goodluck Jonathan visited the site, offering condolences for the victims. Suspicion fell on the Islamist group Boko Haram, though there was no immediate claim of responsibility.

(GRAPHIC IMAGES) A bloody day in Nigeria

Monday, Apr 14, 2014 - 01:24

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