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At least 50 feared dead in attack on Catholic church in Nigeria

At least 50 people were killed and others injured Sunday when gunmen attacked worshippers at a Catholic church in southwestern Nigeria, according to media reports.

A doctor at a hospital in Owo, a town in the Nigerian state of Ondo, told Reuters that no fewer than 50 bodies had been moved to the Federal Medical Center in Owo and to St. Louis Catholic Hospital.

The attack took place during a Pentecost Sunday service at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Owo, according to Ondo’s governor, Arakunrin Akeredolu.

A video posted on Twitter showed graphic scenes of bodies and blood inside the church. Akeredolu said many children were among the dead.

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