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B. 03-28 Guinea declares Ebola 'health emergency' Forecariah, Guinea
C. 03-27 Ebola outbreak: Sierra Leone in lockdown Sierra Leone
D. 03-22 Red Sea shark attack kills tourist al-Qusair, Egypt
E. 03-20 Ebola case undermines Liberia disease-free hopes Liberia
F. 03-17 2 die in Dutch UN helicopter crash Gao, Mali
6. 03-15 SA cabinet minister killed in crash Polokwane, South Africa
7. 03-14 US evacuates 10 aid workers from Sierra Leone Sierra Leone
I. 03-04 Italy rescues more than 1,000 migrants at sea; 10 perish Mediterranean sea, Libya
02-28 VP of Sierra Leone put himself into quarantine Sierra Leone

Recent Summary.     Click for More > First Ebola case in Mali confirmed W Africa Ebola deaths 'pass 3,000'   The death toll from the Ebola outbreak in West Africa has passed 3,000, the World Health Organization (WHO) says Sierra Leone declares Ebola lockdown Air Algerie says missing plane likely crashed in Mali   An Air Algerie flight with at least 116 people on board which dropped off the radar in the early hours of Thursday has apparently crashed in... Ebola 'caused Guinea fever deaths'   The virus has been identified as the cause of an outbreak of haemorrhagic fever now believed to have killed nearly 60 people in southern Gui... Algeria plane crash 'kills scores' Major fire closes Nairobi airport Tourists killed as hot air balloon explodes in Egypt Dozens of children crushed to death in stampede Passenger plane crashes into Lagos building UN to declare famine in Somalia Child is sole Libya jet crash survivor   92 passengers and 11 crew members were killed. An 8-year-old boy who is a Dutch citizen is the sole survivor of a deadly Afriqiyah Airways ... Minaret collapse kills 41 Yemeni plane crashes with 154 aboard Cholera deaths near 500 Flood misery hits arc of Africa Jet with 100 aboard crashes Pipeline explosion kills at least 260 Ship with 1,400 sinks in Red Sea Report: Up to 70,000 dead in Darfur More than 2,000 killed in 6.7 quake 1,800 people died as ferry sinks
Ebola outbreak cases pass 10,000


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Oct.25   West Africa
  The number of cases in the Ebola outbreak has exceeded 10,000, with 4,922 deaths, the World Health Organization says in its latest report.
Oct.23   Mali
Sep.26   West Africa
Sep.5   Sierra Leone
Jul.24   Mali
Mar.22   Guinea
Feb.11   Algeria


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Aug.6   Kenya
Feb.26   Egypt
Jan.1   Ivory Coast


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Jun.3   Nigeria


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Jul.19   Somalia


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May.12   Libya
Feb.19   Morocco


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March 2015 ... more > Top ^
Sat.   Guinea
Fri.   Sierra Leone
Mar. 22   Egypt
Mar. 20  Liberia  Ebola case undermines Liberia disease-free hopes
Mar. 17  Mali  2 die in Dutch UN helicopter crash
Mar. 15  South Africa  SA cabinet minister killed in crash
Mar. 14  Sierra Leone  US evacuates 10 aid workers from Sierra Leone
Mar. 4  Libya  Italy rescues more than 1,000 migrants at sea; 10 perish


February 2015 ... more > Top ^
Feb.28   Sierra Leone
Feb.20  Liberia  Ebola-hit Liberia to reopen borders
Feb.15  Libya  Italians rescue 2,000 migrants
Feb.14  Congo  Up to 100 feared missing after boats collide on Congo River
Feb.4  West Africa  New Ebola cases in first 2015 rise
Feb.1  Liberia  Ebola crisis: First large-scale vaccine trials to begin


January 2015 ... more > Top ^
Jan.30  Liberia  Ebola-hit Liberia delays schooling
Jan.26  Liberia  Liberia: Only 5 people being treated for Ebola in country
Jan.18  Mali  Mali says it is free from Ebola
Jan.17   Malawi
Jan.13  Malawi  Flooding in Malawi kills 48, leaves thousands displaced
Jan.11  Mozambique  71 people die after drinking poisoned beer in Mozambique
 Ethiopia  Fire damages historic hotel in Ethiopia
Jan.6   Nigeria Delta


year 2014 Top ^

Nov.12   Mali
Nov.7   Liberia
Oct.29   Liberia
Oct.28   Liberia
Oct.25   West Africa  
  The number of cases in the Ebola outbreak has exceeded 10,000, with 4,922 deaths, the World Health Organization says in its latest report.
Oct.24   Mali 'Many exposed' to Mali Ebola girl Oct.23   Mali     First Ebola case in Mali confirmed   2-year-old girl had tested positive for the haemorrhagic virus. She recently returned from the neighbouring Guinea Oct.10   Liberia Ebola outbreak deaths exceed 4,000 Sep.26   West Africa     W Africa Ebola deaths 'pass 3,000'
  The death toll from the Ebola outbreak in West Africa has passed 3,000, the World Health Organization (WHO) says
Sep.23  West Africa  CDC: Ebola cases could reach at least 550,000 by January Sep.21  Sierra Leone  Sierra Leone lockdown declared 'success' Sep.5   Sierra Leone     Sierra Leone declares Ebola lockdown  Sierra Leone - one of the countries worst hit by West Africa's Ebola outbreak - has announced a four-day lockdown to try to tackle the disease Aug.24  Congo  DR Congo confirms two Ebola deaths Aug.17   Liberia Protesters attack Liberia Ebola unit Aug.6   Liberia Liberia's president declares state of emergency over Ebola Jul.24  Mali  Algeria passenger plane wreckage found in Mali   Mali   Air Algerie says missing plane likely crashed in Mali Map of Gossi Mali
  An Air Algerie flight with at least 116 people on board which dropped off the radar in the early hours of Thursday has apparently crashed in Mali.    Flight AH 5017, chartered from Spanish airline Swiftair, was carrying 110 passenge...
Mar.22   Guinea   Ebola 'caused Guinea fever deaths' Map of southern Guinea Guinea
  The virus has been identified as the cause of an outbreak of haemorrhagic fever now believed to have killed nearly 60 people in southern Guinea
Feb.21   Tunisia 11 killed as Libyan military plane crashes in Tunisia Feb.16   Johannesburg SA miners freed from collapsed pit Feb.11   Algeria Algeria plane crash 'kills scores'   An Algerian military transport plane has crashed in mountains in the north-east of the country with 103 passengers and crew on board Feb.6  Sicily  More than 1,100 asylum seekers rescued off Italian coast Feb.5   Johannesburg Bodies found in South Africa mine

year 2013 Top ^

Nov.30   Namibia Namibia finds Mozambique plane wreck
Nov.19   South Africa 40 feared trapped in South Africa building collapse Oct.30   Niger Bodies of migrants found in Niger Aug.6   Kenya Major fire closes Nairobi airport Map of Nairobi Kenya  The Kenya Airports Authority (KAA) said Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) had been closed and passengers evacuated Feb.26   Egypt Tourists killed as hot air balloon explodes in Egypt Map of Luxor Egypt  Hot air balloon exploded over the city of Luxor. Eighteen tourists were killed when the balloon dropped almost 300 meters Jan.1   Ivory Coast     Dozens of children crushed to death in stampede   A New Year's Eve fireworks display turned from celebration to tragedy when 60 people -- most of them women and children -- were crushed to d...

year 2012 Top ^

Nov.17  Egypt  Egypt bus-train crash kills 50 children Nov.7  Ghana  Shop building collapses in Ghana Jun.3   Nigeria   Passenger plane crashes into Lagos building
Map of Lagos Nigeria  All dead in Nigeria plane crash. At least 162 people were thought to be on board Mar.4  Congo  Ammo dump explodes in Congo, killing 60

year 2011 Top ^

Sep.12  Kenya  Dozens die in pipeline fire Sep.10  Tanzania  Scores die as Zanzibar ship sinks Sep.5   Somalia Somalia famine 'may kill 750,000'
Aug.3  Somalia  Somalia's famine reaches into Mogadishu Jul.19   Somalia   UN to declare famine in Somalia  The United Nations is set to declare a famine in parts of Somalia as it suffers the worst drought in more than half a century

year 2010 Top ^

Sep.24  Northern Nigeria  Flooding displaces more than 2 million Aug.29  Niger  Niger flooding displaces nearly 200,000 Jul.3   Congo Hundreds killed in oil tanker explosion
May.12   Libya   Child is sole Libya jet crash survivor Map of Tripoli Libya
  92 passengers and 11 crew members were killed. An 8-year-old boy who is a Dutch citizen is the sole survivor of a deadly Afriqiyah Airways crash.    Ruben van Assouw, suffered multiple fractures in his lower lim...
Feb.19   Morocco Minaret collapse kills 41   A 400-year-old minaret in Bab Berdieyinn mosque collapsed on worshipers, killing 36 and injuring 71 in the middle of prayers

year 2009 Top ^

Sep.8   West Africa 600,000 hit by flooding
Jun.30   Comoros Child found alive after Indian Ocean plane crash Jun.29   Comoros   Yemeni plane crashes with 154 aboard  A Yemeni jetliner en route to Moroni has crashed in the Indian Ocean an hour before reaching its destination, Moroni, the capital of Comoros Mar.31  Libya  Hundreds feared drowned off Libya Mar.6   Zimbabwe PM's wife killed in car crash

year 2008 Top ^

Dec.18  Zimbabwe  Cholera deaths pass 1,000 Dec.2   Zimbabwe     Cholera deaths near 500  More than 11,700 cases of cholera have been recorded since August Jun.10   Sudan 28 dead as fire engulfs plane
Apr.16  Congo  Plane crash kills 38; others missing

year 2007 Top ^

Oct.3  South Africa  3,200 workers trapped in gold mine Sep.15   West Africa   Flood misery hits arc of Africa   An estimated one million people across Africa have been hit by rains which have destroyed crops, burst dams and left dozens dead May.5   Cameroon   Jet with 100 aboard crashes   Kenya Airways flight crashed in southern Cameroon. The plane lost contact with airport controllers soon after taking off

year 2006 Top ^

Dec.26   Nigeria Pipeline explosion kills at least 260   A massive explosion and fire ignited as crowds carried away buckets of fuel from a tapped fuel pipeline Dec.18  Senegal  Migrant boat capsized twice; 80 die Oct.29  Nigeria  Sultan among crash dead May.12  Nigeria  Oil pipeline explosion kills up to 200 Feb.8  Nigeria  Deadly bird flu found Feb.3  Egypt  Hopes dim for ferry missing   Egypt   Ship with 1,400 sinks in Red Sea
  An aging passenger ferry loaded to near capacity with dozens of vehicles sank. 100 survivors had been rescued

year 2005 Top ^

Dec.10  Nigeria  Jet crashes in flames. 100 killed Oct.23  Nigeria  No survivors in crash Oct.22  Nigeria  Jet has crashed after takeoff Jul.31  Sudan  VP Garang 'dies in crash' Jul.18  Niger  Children starving to death

year 2004 Top ^

Nov.10  Ivory Coast  Foreigners flee Ivory Coast Oct.17   Darfur   Report: Up to 70,000 dead in Darfur
  The WHO: Up to 70,000 refugees have died since March 1 due to various causes, including diseases and malnutrition Oct.4  Tunisia  Many drown as migrant ship sinks Feb.23  Morocco  Quake kills 600 Jan.2  Egypt  Airliner crashes into Red Sea

year 2003 Top ^

May.21   Algeria   More than 2,000 killed in 6.7 quake  51,000 homeless and 8,626 injured. Survivors accused the government of turning a blind eye to shoddy construction May.9  Congo  Passengers sucked out of plane Mar.6  Algeria  Plane crashes, killing 102

year 2002 Top ^

Sep.27   Senegal   1,800 people died as ferry sinks  The Atlantic Ocean ferry Joola carrying almost 800 passengers and crew has sunk in a fierce storm May.28  Libya  Libya offers $2.7bn to Lockerbie families Jan.28   Nigeria Lagos blasts leave 500 dead
Jan.19  Congo  Half of the city has been burned Jan.18  Congo  Volcano kills 45 people

year 2001 Top ^

Nov.10  Algeria  Hundreds dead in floods May.9  Ghana  125 killed in soccer crush Apr.11  South Africa  43 die in soccer stampede Feb.25  Mozambique  80,000 at risk from floods

year 2000 Top ^

Mar.14  Mozambique  Floods move deadly mines


Major fire closes Nairobi airport Map of Nairobi Kenya  The Kenya Airports Authority (KAA) said Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) had been closed and passengers evacuated More than 2,000 killed in 6.7 quake  51,000 homeless and 8,626 injured. Survivors accused the government of turning a blind eye to shoddy construction PM's wife killed in car crash Guinea declares Ebola 'health emergency' Ebola outbreak: Sierra Leone in lockdown VP of Sierra Leone put himself into quarantine Mali reports 2 new Ebola deaths in capital MSF confirms Liberia Ebola decline Ebola crisis: Infections 'slowing in Liberia' US hails West Africa Ebola progress   Ebola outbreak cases pass 10,000




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Jan.11  Ethiopia  Fire damages historic hotel in Ethiopia
2013
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Sep.12  Kenya  Dozens die in pipeline fire




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Feb.23  Morocco  Quake kills 600
2003
May.21   Algeria




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Mar. 15  South Africa  SA cabinet minister killed in crash
2012
Nov.17  Egypt  Egypt bus-train crash kills 50 children
2009
Mar.6   Zimbabwe




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2015
Sat.   Guinea
Fri.   Sierra Leone
Mar. 20  Liberia  Ebola case undermines Liberia disease-free hopes
Mar. 14  Sierra Leone  US evacuates 10 aid workers from Sierra Leone
Feb.28   Sierra Leone
Feb.20  Liberia  Ebola-hit Liberia to reopen borders
Feb.4  West Africa  New Ebola cases in first 2015 rise
Feb.1  Liberia  Ebola crisis: First large-scale vaccine trials to begin
Jan.30  Liberia  Ebola-hit Liberia delays schooling
Jan.26  Liberia  Liberia: Only 5 people being treated for Ebola in country
Jan.18  Mali  Mali says it is free from Ebola
2014
Nov.12   Mali
Nov.7   Liberia
Oct.29   Liberia
Oct.28   Liberia
Oct.25   West Africa
  The number of cases in the Ebola outbreak has exceeded 10,000, with 4,922 deaths, the World Health Organization says in its latest report.
Oct.24   Mali 'Many exposed' to Mali Ebola girl Oct.23   Mali   First Ebola case in Mali confirmed   2-year-old girl had tested positive for the haemorrhagic virus. She recently returned from the neighbouring Guinea Oct.10   Liberia Ebola outbreak deaths exceed 4,000 Sep.26   West Africa   W Africa Ebola deaths 'pass 3,000'
  The death toll from the Ebola outbreak in West Africa has passed 3,000, the World Health Organization (WHO) says
Sep.23  West Africa  CDC: Ebola cases could reach at least 550,000 by January Sep.21  Sierra Leone  Sierra Leone lockdown declared 'success' Sep.5   Sierra Leone   Sierra Leone declares Ebola lockdown
  Sierra Leone - one of the countries worst hit by West Africa's Ebola outbreak - has announced a four-day lockdown to try to tackle the disease Aug.24  Congo  DR Congo confirms two Ebola deaths Aug.17   Liberia Protesters attack Liberia Ebola unit
Aug.6   Liberia Liberia's president declares state of emergency over Ebola Mar.22   Guinea Ebola 'caused Guinea fever deaths' Map of southern Guinea Guinea
  The virus has been identified as the cause of an outbreak of haemorrhagic fever now believed to have killed nearly 60 people in southern Guinea
2008 Dec.18  Zimbabwe  Cholera deaths pass 1,000 Dec.2   Zimbabwe   Cholera deaths near 500  More than 11,700 cases of cholera have been recorded since August 2006 Feb.8  Nigeria  Deadly bird flu found



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2015 Mar. 4  Libya  Italy rescues more than 1,000 migrants at sea; 10 perish Feb.15  Libya  Italians rescue 2,000 migrants Feb.14  Congo  Up to 100 feared missing after boats collide on Congo River 2014 Feb.6  Sicily  More than 1,100 asylum seekers rescued off Italian coast 2011 Sep.10  Tanzania  Scores die as Zanzibar ship sinks 2009 Mar.31  Libya  Hundreds feared drowned off Libya 2006 Dec.18  Senegal  Migrant boat capsized twice; 80 die Feb.3   Egypt Ship with 1,400 sinks in Red Sea  An aging passenger ferry loaded to near capacity with dozens of vehicles sank. 100 survivors had been rescued 2004 Oct.4  Tunisia  Many drown as migrant ship sinks 2002 Sep.27   Senegal 1,800 people died as ferry sinks  The Atlantic Ocean ferry Joola carrying almost 800 passengers and crew has sunk in a fierce storm



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2002 Jan.19  Congo  Half of the city has been burned Jan.18  Congo  Volcano kills 45 people



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2014 Feb.16   Johannesburg SA miners freed from collapsed pit
Feb.5   Johannesburg Bodies found in South Africa mine 2007 Oct.3  South Africa  3,200 workers trapped in gold mine



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2013 Jan.1   Ivory Coast   Dozens of children crushed to death in stampede   A New Year's Eve fireworks display turned from celebration to tragedy when 60 people -- most of them women and children -- were crushed to d... 2001 May.9  Ghana  125 killed in soccer crush Apr.11  South Africa  43 die in soccer stampede



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2015 Jan.17   Malawi Malawi: Deadly floods menace tens of thousands
Jan.13  Malawi  Flooding in Malawi kills 48, leaves thousands displaced 2010 Sep.24  Northern Nigeria  Flooding displaces more than 2 million Aug.29  Niger  Niger flooding displaces nearly 200,000 2009 Sep.8   West Africa 600,000 hit by flooding 2007 Sep.15   West Africa Flood misery hits arc of Africa   An estimated one million people across Africa have been hit by rains which have destroyed crops, burst dams and left dozens dead 2001 Nov.10  Algeria  Hundreds dead in floods Feb.25  Mozambique  80,000 at risk from floods 2000 Mar.14  Mozambique  Floods move deadly mines



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2015 Mar. 22   Egypt Red Sea shark attack kills tourist




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2015 Mar. 17  Mali  2 die in Dutch UN helicopter crash 2014 Jul.24  Mali  Algeria passenger plane wreckage found in Mali Jul.24   Mali Air Algerie says missing plane likely crashed in Mali
Map of Gossi Mali
  An Air Algerie flight with at least 116 people on board which dropped off the radar in the early hours of Thursday has apparently crashed in Mali.    Flight AH 5017, chartered from Spanish airline Swiftair, was carrying 110 passenge...
Feb.21   Tunisia 11 killed as Libyan military plane crashes in Tunisia Feb.11   Algeria Algeria plane crash 'kills scores'   An Algerian military transport plane has crashed in mountains in the north-east of the country with 103 passengers and crew on board 2013 Nov.30   Namibia Namibia finds Mozambique plane wreck Feb.26   Egypt Tourists killed as hot air balloon explodes in Egypt Map of Luxor Egypt  Hot air balloon exploded over the city of Luxor. Eighteen tourists were killed when the balloon dropped almost 300 meters 2012 Jun.3   Nigeria Passenger plane crashes into Lagos building Map of Lagos Nigeria  All dead in Nigeria plane crash. At least 162 people were thought to be on board 2010 May.12   Libya Child is sole Libya jet crash survivor Map of Tripoli Libya
  92 passengers and 11 crew members were killed. An 8-year-old boy who is a Dutch citizen is the sole survivor of a deadly Afriqiyah Airways crash.    Ruben van Assouw, suffered multiple fractures in his lower lim...
2009 Jun.30   Comoros Child found alive after Indian Ocean plane crash Jun.29   Comoros Yemeni plane crashes with 154 aboard  A Yemeni jetliner en route to Moroni has crashed in the Indian Ocean an hour before reaching its destination, Moroni, the capital of Comoros 2008 Jun.10   Sudan 28 dead as fire engulfs plane Apr.16  Congo  Plane crash kills 38; others missing 2007 May.5   Cameroon Jet with 100 aboard crashes   Kenya Airways flight crashed in southern Cameroon. The plane lost contact with airport controllers soon after taking off 2006 Oct.29  Nigeria  Sultan among crash dead 2005 Dec.10  Nigeria  Jet crashes in flames. 100 killed Oct.23  Nigeria  No survivors in crash Oct.22  Nigeria  Jet has crashed after takeoff Jul.31  Sudan  VP Garang 'dies in crash' 2004 Jan.2  Egypt  Airliner crashes into Red Sea 2003 May.9  Congo  Passengers sucked out of plane Mar.6  Algeria  Plane crashes, killing 102 2002 May.28  Libya  Libya offers $2.7bn to Lockerbie families



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2015 Jan.6   Nigeria Delta Shell agrees Nigeria oil spill deal




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2011 Sep.5   Somalia Somalia famine 'may kill 750,000'
Aug.3  Somalia  Somalia's famine reaches into Mogadishu Jul.19   Somalia UN to declare famine in Somalia  The United Nations is set to declare a famine in parts of Somalia as it suffers the worst drought in more than half a century 2005 Jul.18  Niger  Children starving to death



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2013 Nov.19   South Africa 40 feared trapped in South Africa building collapse
2012 Nov.7  Ghana  Shop building collapses in Ghana 2010 Feb.19   Morocco Minaret collapse kills 41   A 400-year-old minaret in Bab Berdieyinn mosque collapsed on worshipers, killing 36 and injuring 71 in the middle of prayers



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2004 Nov.10  Ivory Coast  Foreigners flee Ivory Coast Oct.17   Darfur Report: Up to 70,000 dead in Darfur  The WHO: Up to 70,000 refugees have died since March 1 due to various causes, including diseases and malnutrition



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2006 Feb.3  Egypt  Hopes dim for ferry missing



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2015 Jan.11  Mozambique  71 people die after drinking poisoned beer in Mozambique



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2013 Oct.30   Niger Bodies of migrants found in Niger




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2012 Mar.4  Congo  Ammo dump explodes in Congo, killing 60 2010 Jul.3   Congo Hundreds killed in oil tanker explosion
2006 Dec.26   Nigeria Pipeline explosion kills at least 260   A massive explosion and fire ignited as crowds carried away buckets of fuel from a tapped fuel pipeline May.12  Nigeria  Oil pipeline explosion kills up to 200 2002 Jan.28   Nigeria Lagos blasts leave 500 dead