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Tanker explosion rocks Port Harcourt
 
By: Abara Blessing Oluchi
Tue, 4 Jun 2024   ||   Nigeria,
 

There has been a tanker explosion at the Obiri-Ikwerre flyover along the East-West road in Port Harcourt, about 200 meters from the Channels Television office.

The incident which occurred at about 9:30 am on Tuesday, involved a tanker carrying what is believed to be Liquefied Natural Gas, which fell over and exploded while trying to navigate the roundabout.

The impact of the explosion was felt kilometres away, as some of the residents said their windows were smashed, while others reported feeling the vibrations.

At press time, men of the Fire Service were trying to put out the inferno, while a crowd of onlookers were gathered around with heavy security presence also observed.

Eyewitnesses said there were no casualties, as the driver escaped from the scene just before the explosion.

It was gathered that a mild drama ensue, when a scavenger who tried to steal parts of the truck, was apprehended by the crowd who handed him over to the police.

There was no official statement from the authorities at the moment as of the time of filing this report.

 

 

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