At least 65 dead in Mogadishu blast: ambulance service

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Posted: Oct 04, 2011 5:28 AM
At least 65 dead in Mogadishu blast: ambulance service

MOGADISHU (Reuters) - An explosion outside government buildings in Mogadishu Tuesday killed at least 65 people and wounded 50, the coordinator of the capital's ambulance service said.

"We have carried 65 dead bodies and 50 injured people," Ali Muse told Reuters. "Some are still lying there. Most of the people have burns."

He said students, soldiers and civilians were among the dead.

(Reporting by Abdi Sheikh; Editing by David Clarke)