Scores Lose Their Lives As Explosion Rocks Rivers State

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Scene of the explosion (Credit: Vanguard)

Many lives are reported lost after an oil pipeline tapping point exploded in Rumuekpe community, Emohua Local Government Area of Rivers State, on Friday, March 3.

According to reports, the explosion occurred when the driver of one of the buses heavily loaded with crude oil believed to be packaged in bags, en route to an illegal refining site, started his engine. The sparks from the car battery head allegedly caused the explosion which led to the untimely death of about a dozen persons.

See photos from the scene below…

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