Fatal Accident Blast at Illegal Oil Refining Depot Kills 100+ in Nigeria
A blast and fire occurred at an illegal oil refining depot situated on the border of Nigeria’s Rivers and Imo states which led to the demise of over 100 people who were charred to death. Local authorities had recently issued crackdowns on illegal refining in the area.
Yenagao/Nigeria – On April 24, an explosion and fire occurred at an illegal oil refining depot located on the border of Nigeria’s Rivers and Imo states. More than 100 people lost their lives in the disaster. All the victims had serious burns which made them unrecognisable, according to news reports. The Rivers state governor had recently initiated a crackdown on illegal refining in the region in a bid to control air pollution.