Deadly Blast Hits Church in Nigeria kill 35.
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Deadly Blast Hits Church in Nigeria kill 35.

Jos : Nigeria | Dec 25, 2011 at 9:29 AM PST
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At least 25 people have been killed by an explosion outside a church near the Nigerian capital during Christmas celebrations, according to a relief worker.

The area around the scene of the blast degenerated into chaos, with angry youths starting fires and threatening to attack a nearby police station.

The church blast outside the capital Abuja killed at least 30 people and degenerated into chaos after the explosion, with angry youths starting fires and threatening to attack a nearby police station.

The blast occurred on the road by the church and not inside the church. I happen to also live close by the church. Help was very slow in coming to the injured.

Blasts rocked the central city of Jos on Christmas Eve 2010.

The emergency agency reported that it did not have enough ambulances available to evacuate the dead and the wounded. Angry youths set up burning road blocks on a main highway leading out of Abuja after the attack in protest.

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