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At least 21 dead in Nigeria explosion

At least 21 people have been killed and 17 were injured when an explosion tore through a crowded shopping district in the Nigerian capital Abuja during rush hour, police said.

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Shoppers were 'blood stained' after Abuja blast

After an explosion in the popular Banex Plaza shopping district in Abuja, Nigeria, witnesses spoke of seeing people covered in blood in the direct aftermath.

One shopper Gimbya Jafaru, told Reuters: "I heard a loud blast, it shattered the windows of the shop. We ran out. A lot of people ran too, some with blood stains."

People look at the devastation after a bomb destroyed a shopping area in Abuja. Credit: AP

At least 21 people have been killed and 17 were injured according to the latest reports.

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