NOC: explosion of gas pipeline due to illegal digging work

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NOC: explosion of gas pipeline due to illegal digging work

December 04, 2019 - 12:13
Written by: SafaAlharathy

The National Oil Corporation (NOC)  confirmed that the pipeline linking Zawiya refinery with the gas depot in Tripoli exploded yesterday.

"The explosion was a result of an unauthorized digging work conducted by a citizen in Al-Hashan area, 30 km west of Tripoli," the NOC stated Tuesday.

For its part, the Ministry of Interior confirmed the death of the man driving the bulldozer digging at the site.

It also confirmed that the fire was contained and all legal measures were taken.