Minister: 75 dead in blast at Nigerian bus station

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Photo - Cars drive past as onlookers inspect the scene of an explosion at a bus park in Abuja, Nigeria, Tuesday, April. 15, 2014, with at least 72 feared dead as the blast destroyed more than 30 vehicles and caused secondary explosions as their fuel tanks exploded and burned.  The attack just miles from Nigeria's seat of government increases doubts about the military's ability to contain an Islamic uprising that is dividing the country on religious lines as never before.   (AP Photo/ Sunday Alamba)
Cars drive past as onlookers inspect the scene of an explosion at a bus park in Abuja, Nigeria, Tuesday, April. 15, 2014, with at least 72 feared dead as the blast destroyed more than 30 vehicles and caused secondary explosions as their fuel tanks exploded and burned. The attack just miles from Nigeria's seat of government increases doubts about the military's ability to contain an Islamic uprising that is dividing the country on religious lines as never before. (AP Photo/ Sunday Alamba)
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ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria's health minister says three wounded victims have died, raising the toll to 75 dead in the massive blast at a busy bus station in Nigeria's capital.

Minister Onyebuchi Chukwu visited some of the wounded in hospitals Tuesday, and put their number at 141. He said the previous figure of 164 wounded had counted some patients twice.

Chukwu said the death toll will likely increase as pathologists determine how many victims were blown apart.

President Goodluck Jonathan has blamed Islamic extremists for Monday's blast during morning rush hour.

The explosion just miles from Nigeria's seat of government is increasing doubts about the military's ability to contain an Islamic uprising that has killed more than 1,500 people this year. The extremist group's leader had threatened to attack Abuja and neighboring Cameroon.

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