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25 years since oil rig disaster

The 25th anniversary of the world's worst offshore oil tragedy is to be marked by a special commemoration service. On July 6, 1988, 167 people died after a gas leak on the North Sea platform ignited, engulfing Piper Alpha in a massive fireball.

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Piper Alpha disaster remembered at Scotland ceremony

The 25th anniversary of the Piper Alpha disaster, which claimed the lives of 167 people, has been remembered at a ceremony in Scotland.

The North Sea platform was engulfed in a ball of flames after a gas leak ignited on July 6, 1988.

A memorial dedicated to the 167 people who lost their live in the disaster Credit: ITV News

Hundreds of people today attended a commemoration service in Aberdeen in memory of those who died.

They were joined by politicians, senior figures from the UK oil and gas industry and representatives from the Pound for Piper Trust.

Flowers and tributes were left by people who attended the service in Aberdeen. Credit: ITV News

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