A tragic fire incident on Monday occurred at Bonny/Nembe/Bille Jetty in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.
Naija News learned that no fewer than five persons, including two pregnant women and a baby, were burnt to death in the inferno.
Also, many fibre and wooden boats at the jetty were destroyed in the fire incident.
The cause of the inferno was unknown as of the time of filing this report and the authorities are yet to make a statement about the incident.
Monday’s fire incident followed a similar one in the oil-rich city, November 2021, which also claimed several lives.
Some residents of the area told reporters that the fire outbreak might not be unconnected with the storage of illegally refined petroleum products at the jetty.
More to come…