Nigeria Pipeline Fire Kills 2 After Vandalism



Nigeria Pipeline Fire Kills 2 After Vandalism
Two people died after a gasoline pipeline owned by Nigeria's state oil company exploded in an area of Lagos.

(Bloomberg) -- Two people died after a gasoline pipeline owned by Nigeria’s state oil company exploded in an area of Lagos, the commercial capital, the National Emergency Management Agency said.

The fire, which began in the early hours of Thursday, was later contained and extinguished while the pipeline was closed for repairs, the Nigerian National Petroleum Corp. spokesman Ndu Ughamadu said by phone from Abuja, the capital.

As many as 30 vehicles were burnt, Lagos-based Punch newspaper said, citing the emergency team.

To contact the reporters on this story:
Renee Bonorchis in Johannesburg at rbonorchis@bloomberg.net;
Elisha Bala-Gbogbo in Abuja at ebalagbogbo@bloomberg.net

To contact the editors responsible for this story:
Gordon Bell at gbell16@bloomberg.net
Dulue Mbachu



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