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South Sudan oil pipeline leak affects wide area 09 October 2019

A report by VOA News from South Sudan quoting a local government official claimed an oil leak from a ruptured pipeline had had a serious impact on the surrounding population and environment....

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71 dead after fuel tanker explosion in Tanzania 12 August 2019

71 people died and 59 others injured when an overturned oil tanker exploded in Tanzania on August 10. The explosion happened after people began to siphon petrol and collect spilt fuel shortly after the tanker had crashed on a main road near Morogoro, 200 km (124 miles) west of Tanzania’s commercial capital, Dar es Salaam....

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Death toll in DRC Glencore copper mine accident rises to 43 28 June 2019

Mining giant Glencore confirmed that dozens of illegal miners were killed when part of an open-pit copper mine in the Kolwezi area of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) collapsed on June 27. Local officials told Reuters the death toll was 43....

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12 dead in Nigerian pipeline explosion 24 June 2019

At least 12 people have died in an oil pipeline explosion in south-eastern Nigeria, with the death toll potentially rising further as more bodies are recovered. The explosion happened on June 22 near Oyigbo in the oil-rich Rivers State of Nigeria....

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Five oil company staff kidnapped in two incidents in Nigeria 29 April 2019

Following the kidnapping of two Shell Nigeria staff members on April 25, gunmen kidnapped three oil workers from a rig in Nigeria’s Delta region on April 27. The Niger Delta produces the bulk of Nigeria’s crude and is plagued by criminal gangs and armed groups demanding a greater share of oil revenues for the region....

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Explosion at Egypt fertiliser factory kills ten 21 March 2019

Ten workers were killed on March 21 when an ammonia tank full exploded at a fertiliser plant at Ain Sokhna in Egypt's northeastern Suez province, according to Al-Ahram. The explosion occurred during an operational test of one of the ammonia tanks inside the factory....

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Thirteen miners killed at Chinese-owned gold mine in Ghana 28 January 2019

The Ghana Mineral Commission has directed Shaanxi Mining Ghana Limited to suspend all operations at its Gbane mine site with immediate effect following the death of 13 small-scale miners in a blast on the site. Several other miners have reportedly been injured. Reports indicate that the incident occurred while company workers set off blasting explosives on the site....

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Nigerian authorities say single pipeline vandalism episode devastates community 02 January 2019

The Nigerian National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has disclosed that a large number of businesses were affected by the explosion and fire that consumed houses and cars in the Abule Egba area of Lagos State on December 19 caused by pipeline vandals trying to steal fuel. An assessment of the damage by NEMA has revealed that 320 shops, 78 vehicles and four residential buildings were destroyed in the fire....

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Forty-two killed in Zimbabwe bus explosion and fire 19 November 2018

A gas cylinder in the luggage compartment is thought to be the source of a deadly fire which engulfed a bus travelling from Zvishavane in Zimbabwe to the South African border town of Musina on November 16. This is the second bus disaster inside two weeks after two buses collided on November 7, killing 47 people....

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South Africa chemical plant explosion injures four 09 November 2018

Four people were injured on November 8 after an explosion at a chemical factory in Boksburg, Johannesburg. Parts of the factory were completely destroyed and local fire services said five fire engines and about 25 firefighters were on the scene until the subsequent blaze was contained. ...

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