Blast rips through Nigerian church on Christmas

December 25th, 2011 - 6:53 pm ICT by IANS  

Abuja, Dec 25 (IANS/RIA Novosti) An explosion ripped through a Catholic church during the Christmas service near Nigeria’s capital Sunday, causing deaths and injuries, officials said.

The blast hit St. Theresa Church in Madalla, a town in Niger state near the capital Abuja as worshippers gathered for Christmas Mass.

The cause of the explosion and the number of those injured and killed in the blast were not immediately known.

The emergency services said there were not enough ambulances to evacuate all those injured and killed in the incident.

–IANS/RIA Novosti
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