Gist: New Nyanya Blast - Police Confirm 12 Dead, 19 Injured, Others say over 38 dead  (Read 1452 times)

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A fresh explosion has been reported in the Nyanya area of Abuja, Nigeria's capital.

Residents of the area say they heard the explosion on Thursday evening close to the same spot where an explosion killed over 70 people on April 14.

Nigeria Police confirm 12 dead, 19 injured

The Nigeria police said 12 persons died following an explosion that rocked Nyanya, on the outskirt of Abuja, on Thursday.

The spokesman of the police, Frank Mba, told journalists at the scene of the incident that 19 others were injured and were now receiving treatment at the various hospitals in the city.

Mr. Mba, who described the casualty figure as "provisional" said that investigation into the explosion had already commenced.

Already, top security officials had visited the scene of the explosion to assess the situation.

Among those who visited scene were the Commander-General of Nigeria Civil Defence Corps, Olu Abolurin, the Police DIG Operations, Mike Zoukumor, Commander Guards Brigade and the FCT Director, State Security Service.

Witnesses said that the incident occurred from a Volkswagen golf car which drove from the Keffi end of the road and exploded just about 50 metres away from the scene of the April 14 blast.

http://allafrica.com/stories/201405020829.html

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