Fire On Southeast Nigerian State Oil Pipeline Kills 16 People

Sixteen people were killed after a fire broke out Oct. 12 on an oil pipeline in southeast Nigeria, a spokesman for the Nigerian National Petroleum Corp. (NNPC) told Reuters.

The state oil company said the fire occurred along the Osisioma axis near the Aba depot and emergency services had now been deployed to the scene.

The company added that production would be affected as they had to stop pumping oil on the line, although “not adversely” as they also transport crude by road.