Nigeria: Death toll climbs to 21 in Lagos explosion

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The number of people killed as a result of Sunday’s explosion in Lagos, Nigeria’s economic hub, has risen to 21, an official said Friday.

Femi Oke-Osanyintolu, head of the Emergency Management Agency, said the remains of an additional victim was recovered on Thursday from the ruins of the explosion in Abule Ado, a Lagos suburb, bringing total fatalities to 21.

At least 468 persons have been displaced and that 100 of the displaced have been resettled at the Igando relief camp, he said.

Two remain missing, Oke-Osanyintolu said.

The explosion ruptured an oil pipeline serviced by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, the state-run oil firm. Enditem

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