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A major crude oil trunk pipeline belonging to the Nigerian Petroleum Development Company (NPDC) exploded in southern Delta state on Friday, and no casualty has been confirmed so far, a security source told Xinhua.

The blast hit a trunk pipeline in Ughelli area of the state, according to a source with the state police.

Local media reported that the explosion which was accompanied by heavy fire, driving residents nearby to scamper for safety.

The area has been condoned off by soldiers while fire fighters were seen trying to put out the fire, the source said.

The cause of the accident is under investigation.

Security source told Xinhua the explosion was not an act of terror and was probably caused by repairs conducted at the pipeline. Enditem


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