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200 Feared Dead in Nigeria Oil Blast

Posted by AP on 2006/05/12 | Views: 813 |

200 Feared Dead in Nigeria Oil Blast


An oil pipeline exploded Friday in Nigeria and up to 200 people are feared dead, a local television station reported.

LAGOS, Nigeria - An oil pipeline exploded Friday in Nigeria and up to 200 people are feared dead, a local television station reported.

Nigeria's Channels Television reported the fiery blast came as villagers flocked to a ruptured conduit at Ilado town outside the main city of Lagos to scoop up fuel gushing out. Up to 200 may have perished in the explosion, the station said. There was no immediate confirmation

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