Image: A victim is treated in hospital after being electrocuted
A victim is treated in hospital after being electrocuted Saturday in Port Harcourt, Nigeria, when an electrical cable fell onto a passenger bus.
updated 2/13/2010 12:35:19 PM ET 2010-02-13T17:35:19

At least 20 people were killed Saturday after a cable fell on a bus and electrocuted the passengers inside, a police spokeswoman said.

Spokeswoman Rita Abbey said the death toll could rise further. An Associated Press cameraman saw more than 10 bodies at a local hospital.

The electrical cable fell during heavy rains in the provincial capital of Port Harcourt. The dead were mostly passengers but also included passers-by who were near the bus when the cable fell.

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