Death toll in Nigeria petrol pipeline fire rises to 12 | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, July 10, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:06 AM, July 10, 2019

Death toll in Nigeria petrol pipeline fire rises to 12

The death toll from a fuel pipeline blast in Nigeria’s commercial hub Lagos has risen to 12, a senior official said, after ten victims died of their injuries from last week’s explosion.

A huge fireball was sparked by vandals who broke open a state-run pipeline in order to steal petrol in the Ijegun area of the city on Thursday, in the latest in a string of similar tragedies.

Two people were killed immediately in the inferno, which consumed more than 30 vehicles as it tore through the area, with a further 20 admitted to hospital, many with severe burns.

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