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71 dead in Nigeria blast

  • A massive explosion through a commuter bus in Nigeria left 71 dead and 124 wounded. Rescue workers and police were seen gathering body parts and ambulances taking the wounded to the hospital. The blast that appears to have come from a vehicle destroyed over 30 other vehicles and caused secondary explosions. 

    "It affected quite a number of people because it was still very early in the morning and there was a lot of traffic," an emergency official said. No group has claimed responsibility as of yet but the Boko Haram terrorist network is a suspect. 

    Boko Haram was responsible for a shootout last week that killed 21 detainees. 

    http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/apr/14/nigerian-bus-station-hit-explosion

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