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Tragedy: Explosion Kills Many in Rivers

Tragedy: Explosion Kills Many in Rivers

By Collins Mbakwe

Dozens are feared dead following an explosion from a crude oil tapping point in the Rumuekpe community in Emuoha Local Government Area (LGA) of Rivers State.

OURNIGERIA NEWS learned that the incident occurred at about 2 am on Friday when one of the buses loaded with crude oil went up in flames while trying to navigate to an illegal refining point in the area. Women are reportedly among the casualties.

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The Spokesman of the Rivers State Police Command, Grace Iringe-Koko confirmed the incident, saying, “The Divisional Police Officer (DPO) of the community is already on his way to the scene.”

Similarly, an environmentalist and Executive Director of the Youths and Environmental Advocacy Centre, Fyneface Dumnamene, confirmed the incident.

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