13 killed in Nigeria as bomb tears through venue where World Cup fans gathered for match
Published 18/06/2014 | 08:37
At least 13 people were killed and 20 injured after a bomb tore through a venue in the northeast Nigerian town of Damaturu where fans had gathered to watch a World Cup soccer match.
A Reuters reporter at the local General Sani Abacha Specialist Hospital on Wednesday counted 13 people dead - including small children - and at least 20 injured.
Some of the injured eyewitnesses told Reuters it was the work of a suicide bomber, while others said an attacker dropped a device in front of the venue and ran off.