Friends, Families Look for Nigeria Blast Victims

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Family and friends continued to search mortuaries and hospitals for people missing since Tuesday's bomb attack that killed at least 130 people in the Nigerian city of Jos. (May 22)

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Jos, Nigeria - May 22, 2014

1. Mid of man using phone in foreground, mourners in background

2. Mid of student outside of morgue

Jos, Nigeria - May 21, 2014

3. Wide of scene of blast

4. Tight of car destroyed in the blast

Jos, Nigeria - May 22, 2014

5. Mid of group of people outside of morgue

6. Tight of student outside of morgue

7. Mid of students in mourning

8. SOUNDBITE: (English) Nurein Abdulfattah, friend of Michael Ogbole (Transcript Below)

9. SOUNDBITE: (English) Ejiro Otete, friend of Michael Ogbole (Transcript Below)

10. Wide of troops and workers at scene of blast, picking up debris

11. Mid of people cleaning and clearing debris at the scene of the explosion

12. Wide of scene of blast

13. Wide of officials walking at site of blast

14. Wide of people walking through site

15. Mid of hole caused by blast

VOICE-OVER SCRIPT:

FAMILY AND FRIENDS SEARCH MORTUARIES AND HOSPITALS FOR PEOPLE MISSING SINCE TUESDAY'S BOMB ATTACK IN NIGERIA.

TWIN CAR BLASTS KILLED AT LEAST 130 PEOPLE IN JOS... WITH MANY BODIES UNIDENTIFIABLE.

MEDICAL STUDENTS GATHERED OUTSIDE THE MORGUE AT JOS UNIVERSITY TEACHING HOSPITAL TO IDENTIFY CLASSMATES, AND MOURN THE LOSS OF THEIR FRIENDS, INCLUDING A STUDENT NAMED MICHAEL.

SOUNDBITE: (English) Nurein Abdulfattah, friend of Michael Ogbole:

"Michael is someone whom almost everybody would feel his loss, not only members of the class or the department but anybody that relates with him knows him to be a very good person. In fact he his even among one of the best students in the class."

SOUNDBITE: (English) Ejiro Otete, friend of Michael Ogbole:

"I was just saying Mike, Mike, I just want to hear one more word from you to make me feel ok, like you're not dead. Even if you are dead just tell me the place you are is a better place."

THE WORK ALSO CONTINUES REMOVING DEBRIS FROM THE MARKETPLACE AND BUS STATION WHERE THE MASSIVE EXPLOSIONS BROUGHT DOWN BUILDINGS.

BOKO HARAM - THE SAME GROUP INVOLVED IN THE KIDNAPPING OF NEARLY 300 SCHOOL GIRLS - IS BELIEVED TO BE BEHIND THE ATTACK, THOUGH THEY HAVE NOT CLAIMED RESPONSIBILITY.

MATTHEW BURGOYNE, ASSOCIATED PRESS

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