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100 Perish In Illegal Oil Refining Depot Blast In Nigeria’s Imo State

Africa | Nigeria April 24, 2022

At least 100 people have been killed in a blast at an illegal oil refining depot in Nigeria’s Imo State, reported some media. The blast is said to have occurred in the state’s municipality of Ohaji-Egbema in the early hours of April 23, 2022.

Illegal oil refineries that process crude oil stolen through tapping from oil companies’ pipelines are commonplace in Nigeria’s oil rich south-eastern states. Because of the nature of the processing that often entails burning of crude oil in barrels, explosions at refining sites are common. Illegal oil refining is also said to contribute considerably to air pollution in affected areas. _____________________________ © 2015 - 2022 Africauptodate. All Rights Reserved

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