Sputnik reported that the explosion of the petroleum trunk line - operated by the Port Harcourt-based Aiteo Group, large energy firm in Nigeria, continued to erupt enormous amounts of flame and smoke after the rupture, which was followed by a large oil spill in the entire region.
Meanwhile, the total number of people injured in the accident is still on a rise.
Nationwide strikes against oil companies in Nigeria by the workers to seek have been occurring frequently in recent years. Hundreds have died in the area in similar tragedies as large oil producing companies operate with little regulation in the matter.
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