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It was not immediately clear if there was casualties.

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A chronology of disasters in Nigeria

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A chronology of disasters in Nigeria


A Nigeria airliner with 116 people on board crashed after taking off from Lagos airport, the government said on Sunday.

(Reuters) -- A Nigeria airliner with 116 people on board crashed after taking off from Lagos airport, the government said on Sunday.


It was not immediately clear if there was casualties.


Following is a short chronology of accidents and disasters in Nigeria in recent years. The chronology does not include those killed in civil unrest.


2000:


July 10 - A pipeline explodes, killing about 250 villagers, with fires burning out of control near the town of Jesse. On July 16, at least 100 villagers die when a ruptured pipeline explodes in the town of Warri.


November 5 - Up to 200 people are killed when a petrol tanker crashes into a queue of vehicles at Ile-Ife, Osun State, at an illegal checkpoint southwest Nigeria.


November 30 - A leaking oil products pipeline caught fire at a beachhead near the fishing village of Ebute near Lagos, killing at least 60 people.


2001:


March 6 - Twenty-three girls die in a blaze at Gindiri Government Girls School near Jos in central Nigeria, after they had been locked in for the night.


2002:


January 27 - At least 600 people are drowned and thousands made homeless after multiple bomb explosions at a Nigerian military armory triggered by an accidental fire caused mass panic.


May 4 - A Nigerian EAS Airlines' BAC 1-11-500 with 105 people on board crashed into the northern Nigerian city of Kano. At least 148 people are killed.


2003:


June 19 - A Nigerian oil pipeline punctured by thieves explodes north of the Abia state capital Umuahia, killing 125 villagers.


September 7 - At least 70 people are killed in a crash and resulting fire involving a passenger bus and three other vehicles near the Murtala Muhammad bridge on the Abuja-Lokoja highway, 100 km (60 miles) south of the national capital.


October 9 - At least 100 people drown when the Kuntu-Borong ferry, traveling from Numan in Adamawa state to Jen in Taraba state, hits a pillar of the Numan bridge and capsizes.


2004:


September 17 - Dozens of people are killed in a petroleum pipeline explosion in the commercial capital Lagos. The explosion happened as thieves tried to siphon off petrol from a pipeline belonging to state oil company NNPC.


2005:


October 23 - Bellview Airlines Boeing 737 with 116 on board crashes shortly after take-off from Lagos. It was not immediately know if there were casualties.

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