Thursday, May 18, 2006

The Admixture of Poverty, Ignorance and Greed is Lethal!

People stand behind burned corpses lying on the ground after a gas pipeline exploded at the waterside village of Ilado, about 45 kilometers (28 miles) east of Lagos. Gas gushing from a ruptured Nigeria pipeline exploded Friday as villagers scavenged for the free fuel, setting off an inferno that killed up to 200 people and left charred bodies scattered around the site.(AP Photo/Sunday Alamba). Source: Yahoo!

Police officers stand behind fuel containers belonging to victims Saturday, May 13, 2006 after a gas pipeline exploded on Friday, at Ilado, Nigeria. President Olusegun Obasanjo ordered increased security around Nigeria's pipelines following a gasoline conduit explosion that killed up to 200 people, as rescue workers sought Saturday to finish burying the dead in mass graves. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba) Source: Newsvine.