Friday, May 12, 2006

Over 200 Die in Pipeline Fire

Over 200 people died in an explosion this morning in Ilado, an island about 30 miles east of Lagos. It was believed that the victims were siphoning fuel from a petrol pipeline when it exploded killing all the people within 20 metres.

Over the last few days, there has been a fuel scarcity with queues of cars forming outside many petrol stations. I wonder if fuel really was scarce, as it seemed that whenever I drove past a pretol station they seemed to be attending to customers. I wondered if it was just one of those rumours that spread and became 'fact' with people thinking that there really was a shortage. Anyway, it has since abated.

Read more: BBC, MSN

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