Toll from Nigeria bus station bomb rises to 71 killed, 124 wounded

by Reuters
Monday, 14 April 2014 11:48 GMT

A military nurse helps victims of a bomb blast off an ambulance at the Asokoro General Hospital in Abuja, Nigeria, April 14, 2014. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde

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LAGOS, April 14 (Reuters) - The confirmed toll from the bombing of a bus station near the capital Abuja on Monday is 71 killed and 124 wounded so far, police spokesman Frank Mba told Reuters.

Earlier estimates from Reuters witnesses had put the toll at 35 dead.

(Reporting by Camillus Eboh; Writing by Tim Cocks; Editing by Sonya Hepinstall)

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