Today in Nigerian/African History: 23rd July

Pipeline fire broke out and left forty fuel scavengers dead.

On this day in 2000: In Delta State area of Nigeria, pipeline fire broke out, near the port of Warri and left forty (40) fuel scavengers dead.

Also on this day in 2007 July 23: six people were killed and several trapped when a three-storey building, under construction, collapsed in Sango area of Ogun state in Nigeria.

Equally on this day in 2005; At least eight-eight people were killed, including nine foreign tourists, in a string of bomb attacks that rocked the Egyptian Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh early this morning.
Analysts said the attacks were presumably an attempt to destabilise Egypt in the run-up to the first-ever competitive presidential election just weeks away. An al-Qaeda-linked group later claimed responsibility.
Also on this day in 1994; Gambian soldiers proclaim military government in Dakar, Senegal.
And on this day in 1952; Egyptian military officers led by Gamal Abdel Nasser overthrew King Farouk I.Â

 

 

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