At least 25, including minors, died in illegal refinery blast in Nigeria

At least 25, including minors, died in illegal refinery blast in Nigeria
# 25 October 2021 01:05 (UTC +04:00)

At least 25 people, including some minors, were killed in an explosion and fire at an illegal oil refinery in Nigeria's Rivers state on Friday, a local leader and a resident told Reuters on Sunday, APA reports quoting Reuters.

"The casualties involved are very high ... we are counting 25 bodies," Ifeanyi Omano, a community leader, told Reuters, adding: "We aren't certain of their identities yet," he said, adding that the dead included some minors.

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