Vandalism of Nigerian oil pipeline results in tragedy

Renee Bonorchis and Elisha Bala-Gbogbo July 04, 2019

JOHANNESBURG and ABUJA (Bloomberg) -- Two people died after a gasoline pipeline owned by Nigeria’s state oil company exploded in an area of Lagos, the commercial capital, the National Emergency Management Agency said.

The fire, which began in the early hours of Thursday, was later contained and extinguished while the pipeline was closed for repairs, the Nigerian National Petroleum Corp. spokesman Ndu Ughamadu said by phone from Abuja, the capital.

As many as 30 vehicles were burnt, Lagos-based Punch newspaper said, citing the emergency team.

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