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Motorbiker Kills 105 People

23
June
2003
  Posted at 11:15:00 AM
  File under  News
  Author: Mike Werner
  Location: Paris, France

An unidentified man walks past a burnt motorcycle which some claim was the cause of the explosion in Onicha Amiyi-Uhu in eastern Nigeria, Sunday, June 22, 2003. The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) fuel pipeline exploded in Onicha Amiyi-Uhu Thursday leaving at least 105 people dead and several others injured. (AP Photo/George Osodi)
Last Saterday, a Nigerian motorbiker who was transporting stolen kerosene from a broken fuel-line at Onicha Amiyi-Uhu, Nigeria, caused the massive explosion when his motorcycle produced a spark and ignited the flowing kerosene from the pipeline.

The pipeline had been punctured by thieves, and local people where filling canisters with the spilling kerosene . The motorbiker had just filled a jerrican when his motorcycle caused the fuel leaking out of the pipeline to explode and thereby roasting the locals. The photo on your right shows the carcass of the motorcycle.

The latest count is 105 people dead and growing according to the Nigerian Red Cross. Oil fires such as this one is a frequent occurrence in Nigeria, where local people rob fuel out of the pipelines and accidentally set the pipeline on fire killing hundreds of people..

Click here to read the whole article. Source: Yahoo/Reuters News






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