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.
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