An explosion on Thursday rocked the Eziorsu community in the Oguta local government area of Imo state.
Naija New reports that three persons were confirmed dead after the blast.
This Online news platform also understands that the Imo state Police command confirmed the blast and death of three persons during the incident.
While confirming the blast, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in Imo, Orlando Ikeokwu gave the names of the victims as; Elvis Ukado, Kasiemobi Uzoma and Justice Adie.
The police image maker said: “It was an unexploded ordinance in a scrap dump.
“The bomb exploded killing three of them at the scene while one of the victims was beating the scrap iron in order to compress it.”
Orlando also confirmed that the Imo State Commissioner of Police, Rabiu Ladodo, and his team had visited the bomb explosion scene at Oguta.
He added: “The Commissioner of Police wishes to use this medium to warn all members of the public to promptly report any metal device suspected to be Unexploded Ordnance or Explosive (UXO), for possible examination, evacuation and possible destruction.”
An eyewitness from the community said that the explosion affected people around the scene due to the violent wave and the effect of the sound.