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24 juin 2019 | 12h13 UTC

Nigeria: Pipeline explosion in southern Nigeria kills eight June 22

Nigeria Alerte de sécurité

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

TIMEFRAME expected from 24/6/2019, 12h00 until 26/6/2019, 11h59 (Africa/Lagos). COUNTRY/REGION Rivers state


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. 


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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