An early morning explosion on Monday morning at the popular Mile 3 park in Rivers State has left at least six persons injured.
Residents of the area who spoke about the explosion said a large sound was heard at about 6.20 am in the morning, causing fear and anxiety.
The explosion occurred at the dry fish section of the park just as traders were bringing in their goods and wares to set up for the day’s business.
Naija News gathered that was exploded is suspected to be dynamite.
Many injured with various degrees of injuries have been rushed to nerby hospitals for treatment.
The cause of the explosion couldn’t be immediately confirmed.
However, Punch correspondent who visited the area reports that the stretch of shops and businesses on both sides of the streets leading to the market was closed.
When contacted for a reaction, the spokesman of the state Police Command, Nnamdi Omoni asked the correspondent to send a text message, but he was yet to respond to it at the time of filing this report.