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50 dead in Nigeria oil pipeline explosion

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Over 50 people have reportedly lost their lives after an pipeline exploded in town in eastern early on Friday morning (local time), the reported.

reported that the explosion of the petroleum trunk line - operated by the Port Harcourt-based Aiteo Group, firm in Nigeria, continued to erupt enormous amounts of flame and smoke after the rupture, which was followed by a spill in the entire region.

The pipeline used to transport to the Exxon-owned on the Gulf of

However, neither Neither nor have responded anything post the incident.

Meanwhile, the total number of people injured in the accident is still on a rise.

Nationwide strikes against oil companies in by the workers to seek have been occurring frequently in recent years. Hundreds have died in the area in similar tragedies as producing companies operate with little regulation in the matter.

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First Published: Sun, March 03 2019. 06:14 IST