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‘I am in pain’, says relative of blast victim at Nigerian illegal oil refinery

By Reuters
25 April 2022   |   8:55 am
Burnt cars and vans were strewn across the site of a blast on Sunday which occurred at an illegal oil refinery depot on the border of Nigeria’s Rivers and Imo states.

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