Scores Feared Dead As Crude Oil Explosion Rocks In Rivers Suburb

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LAGOS FEBRUARY 3RD (NEWSRANGERS)-Several people are feared dead following an explosion from a crude oil tapping point in Rumuekpe commumity in Emuoha Local Government Area of Rivers State.

It was gathered that the explosion occurred when one of the buses loaded with crude oil ‘packaged in bags’ to transport to a refining site had started his engine.

It was alleged that spark from the car’s battery head had caused the explosion.

Environmentalist Fyneface Dumnamene, Executive Director of the Youths and Environmental Advocacy Center, confirmed the occurrence claiming that its “Crude oil spill alert response system” had informed it of the disaster.

The Punch reports that the Spokesperson of the State Police Command, Grace Iringe-Koko confirmed the incident saying: “The Divisional Police Officer is already on his was to the scene.”

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