Muscat: More than 50 people have gone missing after an oil pipeline exploded in Southern Nigeria, according to emerging reports from the region.
The leaking pipeline had burst on Friday and caused massive spillage in the Nembe kingdom in Bayelsa state in Nigeria.
The Nembe trunk line is operated by the Port Harcourt-based Aiteo Group and carries crude to the Bonny export terminal. The pipeline is jointly owned by Agip, Oando and Shell Petroleum Development Company.
The pipeline owning companies have yet to release a formal statement on the issue.