Nigeria: Blast at illegal oil refinery kills scores
25 April 2022 | 11:53 am
At least 80 people have died in an explosion at an illegal oil refinery in southeastern Nigeria, emergency officials say. The disaster highlights the country's problems with oil theft amid high levels of poverty.
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