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Over 20 feared dead in pipeline explosion in Nigeria

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Christian Fernsby ▼ | June 23, 2019
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African businesses   A deafening explosion rocked Komkom community in the early hours

An oil pipeline explosion has claimed over twenty lives at Komkom community in Oyigbo Local Government Area of Rivers State in Nigeria.

Meanwhile, Governor, Nyesom Wike has issued a 7-day ultimatum for the resolution of the dispute relating to Oil Mining License (OML) 25 for the reopening the closed oil facility.

A deafening explosion rocked Komkom community in the early hours leaving over twenty dead and a raging inferno that lasted several hours.

President Muhammadu Buhari has condoled with people and government of Rivers State following the death of some workers in a gas pipeline tragedy in the state.

Reacting, Buhari in a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu in Abuja on Saturday, also condoled with the families of the victims.

He said he was extremely pained by the loss of lives as a result of the incident.

He, therefore, asked for ”a thorough investigation to determine what was responsible for the gas pipeline tragedy in Oyibo Local Government Area of Rivers in which several fatalities were reported."

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