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More than 100 killed at Nigerian illegal oil refinery blast

Authorities say victims ‘burnt beyond recognition’ in explosion at bunkering site in Imo state

More than 100 people were killed overnight in an explosion at an illegal oil refining depot on the border of Nigeria’s Rivers and Imo states, a local government official and an environmental group said on Saturday.

“The fire outbreak occurred at an illegal bunkering site and it affected over 100 people who were burnt beyond recognition,” the state commissioner for petroleum resources, Goodluck Opiah, said.

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