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Oil pipeline explosion on Snake Island, Nigeria

An explosion near an oil pipeline rocked Snake Island, Nigeria, on Friday, the Nigerian Red Cross told CNN. CNN has not confirmed the number of casualties and wire services reported conflicting numbers. The explosion happened at Ilado village, about 45 kilometers (30 miles) east of Nigeria’s main city of Lagos, and Red Cross workers there are helping survivors, AP reported. “There was a big fire and quite a number of people died,” Red Cross spokeswoman Okon Umoh said. Full Story

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