Pipeline Explosion Kills Over Five In Rivers

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Switzerland, June 23

An explosion from a pipeline belonging to Pipeline and Product Marketing Company (PPMC) has reportedly killed some persons at Kom Kom in Oyinbo Council area of Rivers State.

The incident occurred yesterday and was confirmed by the police public relations officer, Nnamdi Omoni, who said details of the incident were still sketchy.

He said some engineers were carrying out repairs on the pipeline when it exploded. Causalities were recorded.

He said: “Early this morning there was a pipeline explosion at Kom kom in Oyigbo Local Government Area of Rivers on PPMC’S pipeline.”

“Some engineers were carrying out repairs at a portion of the line. It appeared that there were spills and some residents tried to scoop the oil which led to the explosion.”

Though he said the actual number of the dead is not known, there have been speculations that the number of casualties are over five.

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