Monday, August 29, 2011

UN to move blast victims to S’Africa, death toll now 23

29 August 2011

Moves operations to hotels, Ban’s aide visits victims
Nigeria, Kenya, Cote d’Ivoire lose nationals
Govt offers to rebuild UN House
Abuja slums host bomb cells’

NIGERIA and some senior officials of the United Nations (UN) yesterday intensified efforts to save the lives of victims of last Friday’s terror attack on the UN House where 23 people have been confirmed dead and over 60 others wounded.

Health Minister, Prof. Onyebuchi Chukwu and the head of the UN team dispatched to Nigeria immediately after the incident, Asha-Rose Migiro, said the casualty figure is now 23.

Migro also said “there is security breach in Nigeria” and hinted that the UN would soon begin the probe of the incident. During her visit to the National Hospital, Abuja, medical teams were seen making frantic arrangements to evacuate four of the seriously wounded to South Africa.

The victims included a female and a male personnel of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF). They were expected to leave in an air ambulance from the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja. 

She said Kenya, Cote d’Ivoire and Nigeria are among countries that lost their citizens in the blast. .

No comments:

Post a Comment