Monday, 1 October 2012

Pipeline Fire Kills 20 in Abia

About 20 persons have so far been confirmed dead in Abia State following a fire outbreak from a broken petroleum pipeline. The deceased were burnt alive while trying to scoop the fuel at the scene of the incident, at Umueke village in Osisioma local government area.
Pipeline ruptures remain common in the country as militants and criminals routinely tap into lines to steal crude oil and refined petroleum products. Fires can easily and accidentally be sparked by those attempting to gather the fuel.

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