Nigerian oil blast death toll rises to 110: emergency services

Nigeria Oil Explosion

The blast happened on Friday at the refinery between the southern oil states of Rivers and Imo

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The death toll from an explosion at an illegal oil refinery in southern Nigeria rose to 110 on Sunday, after more people died from their injuries, the emergency services said.

The blast happened on Friday at the refinery between the southern oil states of Rivers and Imo.

“The death toll is now 110 from 80 as more people have succumbed to their injuries,” Ifeanyi Nnaji of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) told AFP.

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