Monday 14 April 2014

BREAKING NEWS: Explosion Rocks Abuja, Scores killed, Many Injured

Pandemonium struck this morning in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja when an explosion rocked an outskirt of the city and according to reports, no fewer than 200 people are feared dead.
Earlier reports from eyewitnesses say the explosion sounded in a highly populated motor park less than five minutes drive from the Abuja city centre.

It was reported later that the blast actually took place at the Abuja urban mass transport company limited garage under the bridge at Nyanya.
It is not clear yet how the bomb was ferried into the park, but witnesses suspect it was planted by a suicide bomber.
It was gathered that several dead bodies now litter the blood spattered park and the expressway leading to the city.
Some of the dead victims and the injured are being taken to the hospital by ambulances and vans belonging to the police, the Vehicle Inspection Office, Federal Road Safety Commission.
Newsmen at the scene of the tragic incident counted more than 50 bodies that are yet to be evacuated

Several vehicles including about 12 government owned high capacity buses were destroyed in the attack.
Earlier reports say some of the buses were said to be loaded with passengers when the explosion occurred.
According to the spokesman of the National Emergency Management Agency, Manzo Ezekiel, the incident happened during Monday's rush hour at the park.
“This morning there was an explosion at the Nyanya Motor Park,” Ezekiel said.
“Rescue teams are already on ground. There were so many people there at that time, so we think there must have been some injuries,” he added.
Some of the dead victims and injured were seen taken to hospital by ambulances and vans belonging to the police, the VIO, FRSC, NSCDC and NEMA.
Reporters counted more than 50 bodies that were yet to be evacuated. But witnesses said more than 150 bodies may have been moved before newsmen's arrival.
Some of the bodies are mangled beyond recognition.
As at the time of filing this report, there was no immediate claim of responsibility but suspicion is likely to fall on the militant group Boko Haram.

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