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Nigeria: Pipeline explosion death toll climbs to 7

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Christian Fernsby ▼ | December 7, 2019
At least seven people in Nigeria were killed in an oil pipeline explosion on Thursday.
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According to Nigerian daily The Punch, "suspected vandals" had ruptured the pipeline and "siphoned fuel for several days," before the explosion took at roughly 7.45 a.m. (0645GMT).

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"We activated the Lagos State Response Plan and all key stakeholders were mobilized," the Lagos-based Thisday daily quoted local emergency management official Femi Oke-Osanyintolu.

The Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation, which managed the pipeline, announced that preliminary reports of the incident indicated that the pipeline might have been "torched by act of vandalism of suspected oil thieves who had hacked into the line to intercept flow of petrol," according to the newspaper.


 

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