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Thu, 09 Jul 2020 10:41 - Updated Thu, 09 Jul 2020 10:41

Seven killed in oil platform ladder installation blast in southern Nigeria - NNPC

LAGOS (Reuters) - An explosion at the Gbetiokun oil field in southern Nigeria’s Niger Delta region during the installation of a ladder on a platform killed seven people, the state oil company said on Wednesday.

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“Detailed investigation of the cause of the explosion has commenced, while the Department of Petroleum Resources has been duly notified,” the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation said in a statement about the incident, which happened on Tuesday. It said “all personnel on board the platform” had been accounted for.

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