Uganda bombing death toll on the rise

Posted by Elizabeth Stewart - email

UGANDA (WFLX) - The death toll continues to climb after two bombs exploded in Uganda during Sunday's World Cup soccer title match.

Seventy-four people are now confirmed dead.

Soccer fans were gathered outside to see the match on large screen TVs at both a rugby club and a restaurant.

Nate Henn, an American, is among the dead. He worked for a California- based aid group.

An American 14-year-old survived the attack. "But I'm just thankful to be alive because if I was sitting two seats to the left, I would have lost my life, because our friend Becky, who is from Uganda, she didn't make it."

The Al-Qaida linked Somalia militant group called Al-shabab is claiming responsibility.

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