Nigerian photojournalist Akintunde Akinleye, has captured disasters following an oil pipeline explosion & conditions at illegal oil refineries in Nigeria. See Blogroll for a link.

World Press Photo 2007: 1st prize News Single /

Above 2 shots: Aftermath of  a ruptured petroleum gas pipe, Nigeria, 2006. See Akintunde Akinleye’s site for ‘Hell from Heaven, Lagos Oil Blast’ /

 

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A burnt canoe hull rests in a polluted creek after an oil pipeline explosion caused by people who tried to steal fuel at Arepo village, just outside Lagos, on January 13, 2013 /

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A locally made boat containing crude oil is manned through a creek near river Nun in Bayelsa State, Nigeria, on December 6, 2012 /

Akintunde Akinleye gained rare access to an illegal oil refinery near the river Nun in Nigeria’s oil state of Bayelsa. Source for these shots: http://www.theatlantic.com/infocus/2011/06/nigeria-the-cost-of-oil/100082/

 

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