May 26, 2018 / 11:15 AM / 7 months ago

Fire broke out on onshore oil rig operated by Depthwize in Nigeria's Niger Delta -witnesses

YENAGOA, Nigeria, May 26 (Reuters) - A fire broke out on an onshore oil rig in Nigeria’s Niger Delta on Saturday, three witnesses told Reuters, adding that the fire was still burning as of noon.

The barge rig, the Majestic, is operated by Nigerian oil firm Depthwize, according to the company's website. (here)

Depthwize did not immediately respond to a call and email seeking comment. (Reporting by Tife Owolabi Writing by Paul Carsten Editing by Alison Williams)

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