Saturday, May 13, 2006


Scores die in Nigeria fuel blast

`More than 150 people have been killed in an explosion at a petrol pipeline near Nigeria’s largest city, Lagos.

Police and Red Cross officials at the scene of the blast, on Atlas Creek Island, said many of the bodies had been burnt beyond recognition.

Reports suggest the blast may have been caused by an attempt to tap illegally into the high pressure pipeline.

Almost 2,000 people have died in a number of similar incidents in the country in recent years.’

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