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Lagos pipeline blast kills 15, destroys several buildings

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor March 16, 2020 15:22

A pipeline explosion killed at least 15 people and destroyed about 50 buildings after a fire broke out in a suburb of Lagos, Nigeria’s commercial capital. Several people were injured and taken to hospital. Plumes of smoke billowed into the air as people watched, while firefighters tried to quench the flames. Farinloye said some of the buildings collapsed while many rooftops were blown up. He said the cause of the explosion was not known. Pipeline fires in Nigeria, Africa’s biggest crude oil producer, are common and they are mostly caused by theft and sabotage. The methods used to steal oil often result in accidents that cause fires.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor March 16, 2020 15:22