Nigeria UN bomb blast kills over 16 people, Red Cross says

By REUTERS
August 26, 2011 16:52

ABUJA - A bomb blast that tore through United Nations headquarters in the Nigerian capital Abuja killed more than 16 people, the Red Cross said on Friday.

"We have recorded 16 dead bodies and assisted 11 injured to hospital," a Nigerian Red Cross spokesman told Reuters.

"The magnitude was high before we reached the scene and some had already been taken to hospital. The casualty figure will be more than that (16)."


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