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Bomb at U.N. building in NIgeria kills 18


ABUJA, Nigeria, Aug. 26 (UPI)A suicide car bomb collapsed an interior wall at the U.N. building in Abuja, Nigeria, Friday, killing at least 18 people and injuring others, officials said.

U.N. officials said the number of dead was likely to rise considerably, The New York Times reported.

Witnesses reported seeing Red Cross officials taking bodies from the building to the National Hospital after the 11 a.m. blast, CNN reported.

Rescue officials were at the building helping to extract people from the rubble, witnesses said.

The National Hospital in Abuja treated “many casualties, lots of them seriously injured,” a hospital official told CNN.

Please read the entire report at UPI

August 26, 2011 - Posted by | Africa, Safety and Security Issues, United Nations | , , , , , ,

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