Uganda blasts toll hits 74

2010-07-12 15:31

Kampala - The death toll from explosions that tore through crowds watching the World Cup final in Uganda's capital overnight has risen to 74, a government spokesperson said on Monday.

"The latest official count is 74 confirmed dead," Fred Opolot said.

Earlier, officials said 64 people were killed and as many wounded in the blasts that rocked an Ethiopian restaurant and a sports bar in Kampala.

No one has claimed responsibility, but Uganda blamed Somalia's hardline Shebaab militia for the deadliest attacks in the region in years.