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Piper Alpha disaster memorial gardens £1m campaign launched

Piper Alpha memorial
Image caption The Piper Alpha Memorial honours the 167 victims of the disaster

A campaign to raise £1m to help maintain the Piper Alpha disaster memorial gardens in Aberdeen has been launched.

The 1988 North Sea oil platform tragedy saw 167 men die, the world's worst such incident.

A statue and the memorial gardens are a major feature at Aberdeen's Hazlehead Park.

Service solutions company Sodexo said the Pound for Piper aim was to raise £1m by 2013.

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