More than 50 missing after oil pipeline explosion in Nigeria

By Associated Press in Warri

Spillage following blaze sparked stampede in Nembe kingdom, Bayelsa state

More than 50 people are missing after a leaking oil pipeline exploded and caused a stampede in southern Nigeria, a local official said Saturday.

The blast early on Friday caused massive oil spillage in the Nembe kingdom in Bayelsa state, the Nembe Chiefs Council spokesman, Chief Nengi James-Eriworio, told the Associated Press.

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