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5 killed in Rivers’ fatal explosions

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Over five persons were killed on Friday night when multiple explosions erupted at the Eleme section of the East-West Road in Rivers State.

This medium gathered that a tanker loaded with petroleum products exploded, which led to the unfortunate incident.

A source living in Akpajo, Eleme local government Area, said he heard a deafening sound twice from his residence.

The source who gave his name as Vikko said, “I heard a very loud sound about 20 minutes ago, and people were shouting.

“The sound came from the Petro-Chemical company area. So when I came out, I saw a thick smoke with fire from a distance.”

NewsBand learnt that many of the vehicles in a traffic queue were affected as the tanker exploded adjacent to the Indorama Petro-Chemical Company located along the Akpojo-Onne axis of the East-West Road — leading to some critical national assets.

Meanwhile, the police and the State government are yet to issue an official statement in respect to the development.

 

More details to follow….

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