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Madagascar probes blast on presidential inauguration day that killed toddler

Published on Jan 27, 2014 12:50 AM

ANTANANARIVO (AFP) - Madagascar security forces were on Sunday investigating a grenade blast a day earlier that left a toddler dead and over 50 wounded just hours after the inauguration of the island's new president.

Police were still in the early stages of the investigation, police spokesman Florens Rakotomahanina told AFP, without giving any details.

A grenade explosion ripped through a crowded bus stop on Saturday just hours after President Hery Rajaonarimampianina had taken the oath.

The blast occurred some 200m from the stadium where Mr Rajaonarimampianina had been installed as the island's first elected president since a 2009 coup.

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