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By Tife Owolabi IMO STATE, Nigeria (Reuters) – Dozens of charred bodies were buried in mass graves on Tuesday in Nigeria’s Imo state as the stench of decomposing flesh hung in the air after more than 100 people were killed during a weekend explosion at an illegal oil refinery. A group of men, some bare chested and without shoes, used shovels to dig three graves at the site of the explosion, a swampy open space surrounded by burnt out cars and palm trees. Before the burial, two local health officials fumigated the site and surrounding area. With only plastic and flip flops covering their feet, …

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