Daily Trust (Abuja)

Nigeria: Abuja Blast - Six More Die At Wuse Hospital

Six more fatalities have been recorded at the Wuse general hospital, increasing the death toll from 71 to 77 following Monday morning car bombing at the Nyanya bus station in Abuja.

Daily Trust gathered that 6 more victims receiving treatment at the hospital died within the last 12 hours adding to the 16 people reported death in the hospital.

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), yesterday said 10 people were injured and 15 died at the Wuse hospital, however competent sources at the hospital told Daily Trust that the injured numbered over 50, while the death were 16.

Going by the increase in the death toll gathered Tuesday morning, the number of people who have died now stands at 22, leaving over 40 still being treated at the hospital.

Meanwhile, the Chief Medical Director at the Asokoro hospital, Dr Abubakar Ahmadu, told news men Tuesday morning that there have been no more recorded deaths in the hospital.

He said 3 victims have been discharged because they had only minor injuries, and the remaining victims are all in stable conditions.

Dr Ahmadu also said 4 bodies have been identified but none has been released to their relatives or associates.

He explained that the information desk is still open to attend to concerned relatives searching for their relations, disclosing that pictures of the victims have been placed on a wall for easy identification.

Dr Ahmadu further said that the hospital authorities have come up with a comprehensive list of the victims brought to the hospital thereby making easy the task of reconnecting them to their loved ones.

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