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Oil pipeline fire kills 14 in Myanmar, state TV says

  • Villagers were collecting fuel leaking from a pipeline when a fire started
  • At least 14 people were killed, state TV said
  • Myanmar

An oil pipeline fire in Myanmar has killed 14 people and injured more than 121 others, state-run television reported.

Villagers had rushed to collect fuel that was leaking from the pipeline when it ignited, apparently when someone lit a cigarette, the national broadcaster said.

The incident happened near Pakokku, in central Myanmar.