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Many Injured As Explosion Rocks Rivers

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A gas plant exploded in Rumuodomaya community, Obio/Akpo Local Government Area of Rivers State on Saturday night leaving scored with injuries.

The explosion which occurred about 8:45 with a loud sound, caused residents of the community to flee their homes, The Punch reports.

The cause of the explosion could not be immediately ascertained as of the time of filing this report.

The explosion is coming barely three weeks after a gas leak at a facility operated by the Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas (NLNG) in Elibrada, Emuoha Local Government Area of the state.

Recall that an explosion also occurred at a gas plant near Untouchable, along the Lagos-Asaba expressway, in Agbor, Delta State on Friday.

Naija News gathered that a person was reportedly dead, others injured and properties worth millions of naira were destroyed in the inferno.

As of the time of filing this report, no word from the authorities as to what caused the explosion. Also, an effort to talk to the owner of the gas plant was unsuccesful.

According to an eyewitness, firefighters were at the scene making frantic efforts to put off the fire so as to save lives and property of persons living around the gas plant.



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