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24 Jun 2019 | 12:13 PM UTC

Nigeria: Pipeline explosion in southern Nigeria kills eight June 22

Nigeria News Alert

A pipeline in Rivers state explodes on June 22, killing at least eight people

TIMEFRAME expected from 6/24/2019, 12:00 AM until 6/26/2019, 11:59 PM (Africa/Lagos). COUNTRY/REGION Rivers state

Event

According to local officials, at least eight people were killed following a pipeline explosion in southern Nigeria's Rivers state on Saturday, June 22. The explosion took place in the Kom Kom area of Oyigbo, while maintenance work was carried out on the pipeline. A large fire was reportedly burning until the morning (local time) of Sunday, June 23. The death toll is likely to rise in the coming days as officials investigate the incident. 

Advice

Individuals in Rivers state are advised to monitor the situation and anticipate business and service disruptions in the vicinity of the explosion.

 

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