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Regional News of Tuesday, 28 September 2021


Two petrol tankers explode in Rivers state leaving many dead

Fire at Omurelu community Fire at Omurelu community

Two fuel tankers have exploded at Omurelu community along the Elele-Owerri Road, Ikwere Local Government Area in Rivers state.

The incident which occurred on September 28, left an unspecified number of people dead and others injured.

Some properties were also destroyed in the accident as the fire was reported to have spread through the community.

It was gathered that a petrol task force operating in the area flagged a tanker conveying inflammable product.

According to Lindaikejisblog, an eyewitness narrated that as the task force was in talks with the tanker driver, another tanker on speed lost control and hit the parked tanker with the flammable product.

The two tankers fell, spilling their products which then burst into flames.

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