Nigerian bus station blast kills 71, wounds 124

Nigerian bus station blast kills 71, wounds 124

PanARMENIAN.Net - Police say an explosion that ripped through a busy bus station in Nigeria's capital Monday, April 14, killed at least 71 people and wounded 124, according to the Associated Press.

Police spokesman Frank Mba says the blast destroyed 16 luxury coaches and 24 minibuses.

There was only believed to be one blast with secondary explosions as vehicle fuel tanks ignited and burned.

Reporters said they saw rescue workers and police gathering body parts as ambulances rushed the wounded to the hospitals.

There was no immediate claim for the rush-hour blast, though the Boko Haram terrorist network has been threatening to attack the capital.

The Islamic extremists, based in northeast Nigeria, carried out a 2011 suicide car bombing at the United Nations office building in Abuja that killed at least 21 people and wounded 60.

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