Death Toll In Oil Pipeline Explosions In Southeastern Nigeria Climbs To 24 - Reports

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Death Toll in Oil Pipeline Explosions in Southeastern Nigeria Climbs to 24 - Reports

MOSCOW (UrduPoint News / Sputnik - 14th October, 2018) The number of people killed as a result of oil pipeline explosions that occurred in two settlements of Nigeria's southeastern state of Abia has reached 24, local media reported.

Earlier media reports said 16 people were killed.

As many as 14 people were reported dead at Umuimo village, while 10 others died at Umuaduru settlement, according to the Punch media outlet.

Pipeline spill is believed to be the cause of the explosions, Punch reported.

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